Bellevue Wine Estate, Family-Owned Winery Since 1861

Bellevue Wine Estate is located in the well respected wine-growing region of Stellenbosch in South Africa. The Morkel Family has owned the winery since 1861 and continues to create high quality South African wines. Philip Morkel, of German descent, came to South Africa while en route to the Netherlands. In that time, he married a South African woman and was given citizenship in South Africa. His descendant, Dirk Cloete Morkel, bought the estate in 1861 for livestock. Philip’s grandson, PK Morkel, is responsible for planting vines and converting the estate into a proper winery. Now, Bellevue Wine Estate is run by Dirkie Morkel, who developed the old estate into a state-of-the-art wine producing cellar with all the modern machinery and resources.

Bellevue Wine Estate has some of the oldest vineyards in South Africa and uses eco-friendly techniques to protect their vines and the natural environment.

After Restoration in 1993, the Winery House was Declared as a National Monument

The Bellevue Wine Estate home, an original Cape Dutch homestead, was built in 1803. After a restoration in 1993, the building was declared as a national monument. Dirk Morkel also displays a discarded Brackenfell cannon, this original signal cannon has rested on the estate for almost 150 years.

Winery Vineyards Throughout 152 Hectares of Land

The main grapes grown throughout their vineyards are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, Chenin Blanc, Malbec, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Petit Verdot. The yield is low and of very high quality. The best grapes go into the production of their world-class red, white, and sparkling wines. Bellevue Wine Estate vineyards are present in different locations and spread over nearly 152 hectares, which allows them to find the best plots of land for grape growing. They have some of the oldest vineyards in South Africa and use eco-friendly techniques to protect their vines and the natural environment.

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Services / Facilities:
Reduced Mobility Access available Reduced Mobility Access
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Cellar Door Sales
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Wine Types:
Red Wine, White Wine, Sparkling Wine,
Grape Varieties:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cinsaut, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Location:
Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 7599, South Africa See it on map
Visiting Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed

Spoken Languages: English

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