Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, situated in the magnificent Paarl valley, is nestled between the granite hills of the Paarl Rock mountains, creating an unique micro-climate. The picturesque Estate boasts award-winning wines, a restaurant and is the perfect location for weddings, and events.
Try our Shank & Shiraz winter warmer for dinner at The Rhebok restaurant on Wed, Fri and Sat evenings in May. Book to secure your table next to the fireplace.
Visit the Rhebokskloof stand at the SA Wedding Show at the CTICC on 7-9 June 2013 and stand a chance to win great prizes.
Rhebokskloof dates back to 19 August 1692, when Simon van der Stel, then governor of the Cape, awarded a free grant of land to Dirk van Schalkwyk. The initial large piece of land was divided into six different farms between the First and Second World Wars, and sold off.
The original farm was only reclaimed in 1986, when new owners bought back the other five farms. An early dwelling on the farm built around 1692 has since been restored as the main homestead. A later dwelling is dated 1797, and is built in the traditional Cape Dutch style, and has also been restored to its former splendour.
Rhebokskloof’s current owners bought the estate in 2006.
The Cape Dutch function space hosts the estate’s popular Sunday lunch buffets, and can also be booked for conferences or as a wedding venue.
Rhebokskloof is the ideal venue for conferences, corporate functions and events. The estate offers everything from an intimate boardroom to a permanent free-form Bedouin tent that can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Our restaurant serves seasonal dishes in a relaxed setting. Meals can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the dam or inside the restaurant. The emphasis is on South African cuisine with a contemporary twist, and dishes are complemented by Rhebokskloof’s wines.
The estate features a beautiful dam and rolling lawns, which forms the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies and outdoor events and concerts. The dam hosts several species of indigenous birdlife, and in summer the garden is an excellent location for picnics.
Rhebokskloof’s summer concert series is a highlight of the estate’s annual calendar. Guests can enjoy picnic baskets as they watch some of South Africa’s most popular musicians perform on the outdoor stage.
There are two hiking routes available on the ‘Rooikat’ trail. One is 8 km and takes approximately 3 hours to complete, while the other is 3,8 km and takes one and a half hours to complete. Hikers should bring sunscreen, light clothing, a hat, closed shoes, water and insect repellent. The hike costs R35 for adults, with a wine tasting included, and R10 for children, and can be booked at the tasting room.
The estate’s ‘Rooikat’ hiking trail is the ideal way to explore the unique fauna and flora surrounding Rhebokskloof, especially the highly threatened Renosterveld vegetation. Two circular routes give hikers the opportunity to admire the panoramic views of the Drakenstein mountains, Wellington and Table Mountain.
The flora surrounding Rhebokskloof is comprised of endangered Renosterveld habitat, one of the three types of vegetation that makes up the Cape Floral Kingdom, together with Strandveld and Fynbos. Renosterveld is highly endangered, with 1700 unique species of vegetation, as well as many types of fauna like tortoises, chameleons and the elusive ‘rooikat’ (caracal).
Explore the estate and its magnificent surrounds on horseback. Wine Valley Horse Trails operate from the estate and offer one, two and three hour trails, led by experienced and qualified guides. This is the ideal way to experience the breathtaking views and unspoiled beauty of the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve. They also offer moonlight trails and trails combined with a wine tasting.
For more information / To book: horsetrails-sa.co.za
Guests can enjoy quad bike tours on the estate, led by an experienced guide. The tours take place on horse trails, allowing one to enjoy the scenery and views. Several routes are available, ranging from 30 minutes to two hours, as well as a fun obstacle course. Safety training is provided, and the trail operates 7 days a week.
Rhebokskloof has an unique terroir, composed of decomposed granite from the hills surrounding the estate and the slopes of the famous Paarl Rock mountain. Our Black Marble Hill Reserve Syrah pays tribute to this exceptional terroir.
The estate is especially known for its Shiraz vineyards, but the rolling hills of vineyards surrounding Rhebokskloof produce various varietals, including Grenache, Mourvèdre, Pinotage, Viognier and Chardonnay. Rhebokskloof’s Reserve Shiraz is produced from grapes grown exclusively on the estate. Vines trained in the Gobelet technique (also known as ‘bush vines’) were recently planted.
Rhebokskloof strives for excellence in their winemaking, and this is reflected in their award-winning wines. Grapes for the production of Rhebokskloof wines come from the estate itself, as well as other farms in Paarl and Swartland regions.
Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Mourvedre and Grenache are planted on Rhebokskloof.
A combination of the latest developments in cellar technology and classic craftmanship methods results in quality wines of exceptional quality.
The estate’s unique positioning in the Paarl valley on the slopes of the famous Paarl Rock lends itself to afternoon breezes which creates a cool micro-climate, creating the perfect conditions for growing premier wine grapes.
Built in 1989, the maturation cellar has since been expanded to include an underground barrel maturation cellar that holds up to 600 barrels of 300 liters each.
Rhebokskloof’s winemaker, Rolanie Lotz, studied cellar technology at Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch and joined Rhebokskloof in 2007 after being winemaker at Simonsvlei for four years. Her career highlight thus far has been winning a gold medal and fifth place overall for Rhebokskloof 2007 Black Marble Syrah at the 2010 Syrah du Monde wine competition in France. Rolanie’s passion for Shiraz and her unique winemaking skills is reflected in our award-winning wines.
Karin Louw is Rhebokskloof’s viticulturist. She studied cellar technology at Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch and then gained experience abroad, working in France and New Zealand. She has been working at Rhebokskloof since 2007, first as assistant winemaker and since 2010 as viticulturist. One of her career highlights at Rhebokskloof was being instrumental in the vineyard replanting program on the estate.
Rhebokskloof’s cellar makes use of traditional techniques when creating wine, forgoing extensive technology for time-trusted approaches that yields exceptional wine. During the pump-over process in harvest time, some of the grapes are pressed by hand.
The cellar is focused on biodiversity and creates an eco-friendly culture through initiatives like using ‘tree-free’ wine labels. Rhebokskloof is the first South African wine estate to use labels made from 100% renewable sugar cane fibre that are completely wood-free.
Rhebokskloof uses 50 stainless steel tanks and the cellar can process approximately 300 tons of grapes.
Enjoy a tasting of Rhebokskloof’s wines at their tasting room, where the experienced staff will lead a guided tasting of the different Rhebokskloof wine ranges. Tastings costs R15, and you can taste any five wines. Deli platters can be ordered to enjoy at the tasting room.
The estate also offers cheese and wine pairings, with Kasselshoop’s traditional cheeses, for R55 per person.
The tasting room also offers a formal tasting that consists of a wine and food pairing. Five estate wines are served with fresh savoury tartlets filled with ingredient combinations to enhance each wines. The formal tasting costs R95 per person.
The venue is open from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays and 10:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Please book in advance for food and wine pairings.
The Rhebokskloof Club is the ideal way to enjoy the estate’s award-winning wines year-round. As a club member, the estate and its winemaker, Rolanie Lotz, will regularly update you on the latest news and developments on the estate, and members will be the first to experience new wines. Members also benefit from private tastings, invitations to exclusive events, regular newsletters and 15% discount for up to four people when dining at the restaurant.
To qualify as a member, you must buy at least 24 bottles of Rhebokskloof wine per year. Members receive 15% discount on cellar door prices for wines purchased through the club.
The Rhebok restaurant, has long been popular with locals for its delicious seasonal food, paired with Rhebokskloof wines. Diners can enjoy the view from the terrace as they enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, or be served by the fireplace inside the restaurant.
The restaurant’s emphasis in on South African cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday - 09:00 till 17h00
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – 09:00 till late
Evenings: We’re happy to take dinner bookings of a minimum of 20 guests on these days.
Bookings can be made at +27 21 869 8386 or contact us here.
When sitting inside the restaurant or relaxing on the terrace, visitors can enjoy the beautiful view of the estate’s expansive gardens. Relax with a glass of wine, brunch or a late lunch while taking in the views of the tranquil lake, lawns and vineyards.
Warm up this winter with our Shank & Shiraz offer at R120 p/p at our cosy fireplace! Booking essential. Valid Wed, Friday & Sat evenings until end May 2013.
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Rhebokskloof lends itself to any type of function or conference, be it office events, year-end parties, team-building sessions or product launches. The estate is situated only 45 minutes from Cape Town, and has ample parking, making it the preferred venue for companies wanting to have a Winelands experience with all the required corporate facilities.
Bookings or enquiries can be made at +27 21 869 8386 or contact us here.
Our restaurant and experienced culinary staff will ensure that formal or informal lunches can be enjoyed within reach of the conference environment, without disrupting proceedings. We will assist you in creating the perfect snack and meal options to keep delegates energized throughout the conference.
Rhebokskloof offers a variety of venues for conferences, depending on the size of the delegation. Audio-visual equipment, whiteboards and stationery are provided. The estate’s restaurant can cater to any number of guests, ensuring that delegates can enjoy meals without having to leave the estate. A helicopter pad ensures quick access to the estate for VIP’s.
Bookings or enquiries can be made at +27 21 869 8386 or contact us here.
South African Wedding Show at the CTICC
Date: 7-9 June
Rhebokskloof is giving away great prizes
Durbanville Children’s Home Rugby Day with Divan Serfontein as host
Date: 24 August
Date: 7 September 2013
Rhebokskloof Braai Day
Date: 24 September
Rhebokskloof Bridal Expo
Date: 19 – 20 October 2013
Summer Movie Night
Date: 6 November 2013
Date: 29 November 2013
Rhebokskloof is the perfect wedding venue, no matter what your requirements are. The estate’s gardens, dam and vineyards form the perfect backdrop to any couple’s most important day.
The estate offers various venues, including a permanent free-form Bedouin tent with a 64 square meters wooden floor that can double as a dance floor. Wedding ceremonies can also be held in the garden, and the restaurant is perfect for smaller celebrations. Rhebokskloof’s dedicated hospitality team is there to make sure your day runs smoothly.
Rhebokskloof’s surroundings is everything you want in a Winelands wedding, with vineyards, Cape Dutch buildings and a garden with willow and oak trees. A multitude of settings ensures that you will have endless photography options, and a venue that will impress family and friends.
From Cape Town take the N1 North, turning off on the R44 to Klapmuts/Wellington. Turn left towards Wellington, enjoy a scenic 15km drive alongside the picturesque Paarl Mountain Range.
Just after Windmeul Cellar turn right towards Paarl. Travel 2.5 km, past the “Rheebokskloof” Minor Road turn-off, and the entrance to Rhebokskloof is on your right-hand side.
Tel +27 (0)21 869 8386
Fax +27 (0)21 869 8504
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate (PTY) Ltd, Wine Route Number 8, Windmeul, Agter Paarl, 7623, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA