Welcome to the Stellenbosch Cellar in the Mountain.

Welcome to the characterful Die Bergkelder Wine Centre in Stellenbosch is the proud Home of Fleur Du Cap wines, offering wine lovers one of the most rewarding wine experiences in the Cape.

You will get the chance to taste an inspiring range of award-winning Fleur de Cap wines, all in the charming setting of our famous “Cellar in the Mountain”. Die Bergkelder is tucked under the steep slopes of the historic Papegaaiberg. The name refers to clay pigeons (‘papegaai’ in Dutch), which were shot in commemoration of the birthday of Governor Simon van der Stel, in the late 1700s. (View our Wine Museum)

A footpath takes you along the banks of the Plankenburg River, where in harvesting season you could see the tipping of red wine grapes. Crossing a footbridge flanked by lush gardens you will reach the “Cellar in the Mountain”. Here a fascinating short audio-visual presentation on the story behind Die Bergkelder and Fleur du Cap can be viewed. (View our galleries)

This unique underground bottle-maturation cellar is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Thousands of bottles of wine are laid down in this tranquil setting, guarded serenely by old French oak maturation casks. These casks bear carvings of various famous Cape wine landmarks and events. (Read more)

Recent Tasting Experience Video. Mcc’s Presented by J.C. Le Roux Winemaker Elmarie Botes

Elmarie Botes is the winemaker at The House of J.C. Le Roux. She presented 12 J.C. Le Roux Mcc’s. J.C. Le Roux Brut 2011, Pongracz Rosé 2013, Pongracz Brut 2013, Durbanville Hills Blanc de Blanc 2012, Plaisir De Merle Brut 2011, Uitkyk Glass Memories 2011, J.C. Le Roux Pinot Noir 2009, J.C. Le Roux Pinot Noir Rosé 2009, J.C. Le Roux Scintilla 2009, Desiderius 2008, J.C. Le Roux La Vallée and J.C. Le Roux La Vallée Rosé. View more tasting videos here.

Book early for our monthly tasting experience – costs only R100 and includes a light finger supper. Booking details here

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2001, 2016

Rosé Wines Tasting Experience with winemaker Pieter Badenhorst

Start 2016 with a wonderful Rosé wines tasting experience with winemaker Pieter Bandenhorst.

The wines that will be presented are as follows:

Allesverloren Tinta Rosé
Hill & Dale […]

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912, 2015

Bergkelder Bubbly Tasting Evening 3 Dec Gallery

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