The history of Stellenzicht dates to 1692, when it was part of a much bigger property granted to its first owner by the Governor in the area that would later become known as the Stellenbosch district.
The 227ha Stellenzicht (of which 101ha are planted under vine) is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. It lies in a prime wine-growing area known locally for its exceptional terroir as the Golden Triangle. Just a few kilometers from False Bay, these mountain slopes contribute to a variety of meso-climates. Vineyard altitudes on Stellenzicht vary from 100m to 400m above sea level. False Bay breezes cool the vineyards in summer thereby slowing down the ripening process, while a range of soil types impart complexity to the wines.
In 1998, Guy Webber joined Stellenzicht Vineyards as winemaker and has enjoyed considerable success ever since. Considered one of South Africa’s Pinotage masters with a personal tally of five ABSA Top 10 scores, Guy is passionate about this varietal and considers it his absolute favourite. “It bears well, colours well and gives good fruit. It’s a strong, masculine varietal that challenges the winemaker to balance power with elegance.” This is an ideal Guy pursues in every wine he makes.