From Vine to Design at Louisvale

Enveloped by the hills of Devon Valley, and just outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape lies an unusually striking building.  This is the home of Louisvale wine farm and function venue.

The building was designed by award-winning architect, Christof Albertyn and represents the mixture of African and European building traditions.  It is modelled on the Khoekhoen who built the first man-made domed structure in the area and the white gabled, Cape Dutch style, that had been introduced by European Colonialists in the 17thCentury, and which is the original homestead built in 1924.

The two buildings are married by a floating glass arch and together, they frame the 280-degree views of the three million-year-old Cape Mountains.

With the most magnificent vistas and stunning surroundings, Louisvale offers the perfect setting for weddings, corporate events or any celebration, and can accommodate up to 150 guests. 

From the Vine

Louisvale started producing wines in 1988 and prides itself on its signature award winning Chardonnay wines and for being one of South Africa’s pioneers of this cultivar. Louisvale is passionate about the ‘Art of Chardonnay” and is tirelessly committed to the task of crafting and creating some exceptional Chardonnay wines.

So far, Louisvale has won numerous prestigious wine awards and has just won three Golds at the recent Michaelangelo awards (4th of October) for its 2018 Chardonnay, and for its Brut and Rose MCC wines.

Since 1994, the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have been sourced from the neighbouring vineyard where the winemaker, Simon Smith of 22 years, partners with the owner in managing the vines to Louisvale‘s exact specifications to ensure the wines retain their Louisvale character.  

The Cuisine Team

The restaurant at Louisvale focusses on dishes that feature only fresh produce, so as the seasons change, so do the Louisvale menus.  Executive chef Kirstie du Toit studied at The Culinary Academy (TCA) at Backsberg and comes from a family of bakers and farmers.  She and her team are dedicated to delighting and tantalizing your palate with original and delicious home-made food.

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Contact Louisvale directly: +27 21 865 2422
Trading hours – Mondays to Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm daily

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Glen Hunt

Australian living in South Africa.

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