Mooiplaas Wine Estate | Stellenbosch Wine Route

The Stellenbosch Winelands is synonymous for beautiful landscapes and mountains. It is also where you would find Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve.

Mooiplaas is home to the Roos Family since 1963, meaning beautiful farm, with a rich history dating back to 1806. The vineyards lie on steep slopes of ancient mineral-rich soils in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, overlooking Cape Town. The original Manor House, with its impressive Cape Dutch architecture, is recognised as a National monument. What used to be a horse stable is now converted into a tasting room.

The garden creates a tranquil setting with perfect views of the vineyards. Perfect for a wine tasting or enjoy a basket overflowing with mouth-watering goodies, and savour every moment of a relaxing picnic.

A range of environmentally friendly wines are available to taste and is rooted in tradition and artisan techniques to reflect the unique terroir. Their philosophy is:

“We believe that wine should be authentic, elegant, well balanced and structured while showing its vibrancy and fullness of flavor. It must add joy to life!”

The Lemongrass Sauvignon Blanc 2021

The Lemongrass is an elegant and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc driven wine with complex layers of fresh Lemongrass and hints of tropical fruit, supported by a lively acidity and minerality. The palate is well balanced with a pleasant lingering finish.

Mooiplaas Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Hints of tropical fruit, melon and pear, with underlying tones of pineapple and passion fruit. The wine has a good weight and balance on the palate, layered with minerality. The skillful management of extended lees contact is evident in the freshness and mouthfeel that this wine portrays.

The Peach Chenin Blanc / Viognier 2021

The Viognier adds lovely ripe peach flavours to the nose, while Chenin blanc gives the fullness and mouthfeel. Medium bodied, creamy wine that finishes with good length and a lingering aftertaste of honey and peaches on the palate.

Mooiplaas Chenin Blanc Bush Vine 2021

Abundance of summer melon and tropical tropical notes that carries through on the palate with apples, litchi and mango flavours. Well-balanced with minerality on the palate. A well made complex wine with a layered palate, good structure and long lingering finish.

The Strawberry Pinotage Rosé 2021

The Strawberry has a lovely salmon colour. The nose is reminiscent of fresh strawberries, a firm acidity adds freshness to the palate. The wine is lively and clean on the palate with a good finish. Pinotage grapes often can create a beautiful rosé, of which this wine is a fine example. It is a lovely refreshing summer wine.

Mooiplaas Pinotage 2020

The Mooiplaas Pinotage is a full bodied wine with a deep purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of plums, while the palate is rich and full with a long finish. Overall the wine is soft, juicy and approachable. This wine should evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age well.

The Coco Chocolate Merlot 2020

The idea was to create a wine with dark fruit that is finely integrated with coffee/mocha flavours. To achieve this, the wine was fermented and aged on well roasted French oak staves. The Coco has a good colour, nose shows cherry fruit with mocha/dark chocolate flavours. A lot of tannins in the wine, but soft and very approachable, finely integrated. The palate is mouth filling, surprisingly complex for such a young wine.

Mooiplaas Merlot / Cabernet Franc 2019

Merlot brings fruit and elegance whilst the Cabernet Franc adds perfume, spice and structure. This is a medium-bodied wine with aromas of blackcurrants, mulberries and a hint of fynbos on the nose. Soft, rounded tannins, well-balanced with a lingering finish.

The Mulberry Shiraz 2021

A juicy, ripe Shiraz with an abundance of fruit and silky tannins. Deep purple-red colour, nose shows notes of cherry sweetness and black cassis. The palate is soft and juicy, with some sweetness on the palate, very soft grape tannins.

Mooiplaas Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

A sophisticated wine revealing complex layers of cassis, dark fruit, hints of leather, tobacco and spice. Well structured, fine velvet tannins and lingering aftertaste.

Contact Details:
021 200 7493 •
Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch, 7600

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