Joostenberg Wine Estate, Fifth-Generation Winery with Swedish Roots
Joostenberg Wine Estate is a fifth-generation family-owned winery located in the Muldersveli district in Stellenbosch. It has a long history and was set up in the late 1600s by a Swedish settler. A classic Cape Dutch manor house is present on the farm that dates back to 1756 and is a National Monument now. The Myburgh family bought the estate in 1879 and still owns it to this day. Winemaking at the farm stopped in 1947. The brothers, Philip and Tyrrel Myburgh, started winemaking again in 1999. The winery places a lot of importance on natural winemaking, sustainability, and organic practices. In 2012, Joostenberg achieved full organic status, and its wines sell both abroad and locally.
The winery places a lot of importance on natural winemaking, sustainability, and organic practices, in 2012 achieving full organic status,
Their wine estate comprises their winery, vineyards, cattle, flowers, and vegetables.
Apart from winemaking, their other ventures include a bistro, events venue, butchery, and deli. They believe in growing quality products themselves and sharing it with their customers. Their wine estate comprises their winery, vineyards, cattle, flowers, and vegetables, while the Klein Joostenberg is home to their other works and ventures. Their vineyards are present in Muldersvlei between the Stellenbosch and Paarl. The region has excellent rainfall, temperature, and soils making it perfect for the cultivation of vines.
Some of the main grown varieties are Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Syrah, Viognier, Alvarinho, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The main varieties of grapes that grow here are Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Syrah, Viognier, Alvarinho, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional, Merlot, and Mourvedre. The best grapes go into the production of their world-class red, white, and dessert wines. The winery has guest accommodation on their farm for their visitors. Their suites have all the modern facilities, and one can relax here.