The Stellenrust farm was established in the 1600's, in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The present day winery was founded in 1928, as a partnership between the Boskoff and Van der Westhuizen families. It is one of the largest family-owned wine estates in South Africa, with winemaking skills passed down through the generations. Today Tertius Boskoff, the winemaker, and Kobus Van der Westhuizen, the viticulturist, have been at the helm since 1999. They are committed to their father's dream of giving back to the workers and in 2005 this saw 70 employees appointed as shareholders with a majority stake in 100 hectares which they cultivate and harvest as their own. This initiative is one of the most successful Black Empowerment projects in the country. Around 200 hectares of the 400 hectare estate are under vine. Half are in what is refereed to as the “Golden Triangle”. This area on the Helderberg side of Stellenbosch, stretching from the foothills of the Helderberg to the edge of the Stellenbosch Mountains, has long been celebrated for its granite derived sandstone and shale red soils, which produce some of the best red wines in South Africa. The other half are high up in the Bottelary Hills, where a combination of cool climate and sea breezes from Cape Town produce excellent white and red wines. Stellenrust produce a wide portfolio of wines, from the entry level amazing value Klein Rust, through Premium and Super Premium to Ultra Premium. There are some superb French varietal wines, but each range also showcases the signature grape varieties of South Africa: the white Chenin Blanc and red Pinotage. Stellenrust produce some of the best wines that Stellenbosch has to offer. They are known for their superb quality and have won many top awards. Their motto is “where excellence meets winemaking” and this can clearly be seen in every bottle.