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Neethlingshof – a Journey through Time along the Pinewood Alley

The long driveway to this winery is lined with old pine trees which define the very special atmosphere at Neethlingshof. This winery was founded more than 300 years ago; back then, it was called De Wolvendans (‘dance of the wolves’). Johannes Henoch Neethling gave the estate its current name and laid the basis for its success. The wines of the Short Story Collection are reminiscent of great personalities and special events of the traditional past.

To the Wines

Vineyards Facts

Founding year
1692
Adress
Neethlingshof, Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
Acreage
100 hectares
Flagship wine
The Short Story Collection Caracal
Specials
Food & Wine Pairing, Cellar tour, restaurant
Tasting Room
Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 17:00 h
Sat-Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 h

www.neethlingshof.co.za

De Wet Viljoen

De Wet Viljoen grew up on a vineyard in the Breede River Valley and learned a lot about the cultivation and production of wine at an early age. As the youngest of five children, however, it was not his turn to take over the family estate. So he studied microbiology at Stellenbosch University, but the enticement of winegrowing was too great and De Wet Vilojoen added oenology and viticulture to his studies. Before joining Neethlingshof in 2003, he completed two harvests in California - the best conditions for his job as a winegrower. In all the years that he has been responsible for wine production at Neethlingshof, De Wet Viljoen has learned which wood complements his wine in such a way that it best expresses its unique character. Complexity, the balance between fruit, structure and wood are the characteristics that are important to the winemaker in his creations, so that the wine lover always has a taste experience in the glass that more than satisfies him.

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Bestseller
4.5* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof The Owl Post Pinotage 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€29.27* / 1 Liter)

€21.95* Last lowest price: €19.76*
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4.5* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal 2019

Content: 0.75 Liter (€29.27* / 1 Liter)

€21.95*
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South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Jackal’s Dance 2023

Content: 0.75 Liter (€26.60* / 1 Liter)

€19.95*
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4* Platter
South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Six Flowers 2023

Content: 0.75 Liter (€26.60* / 1 Liter)

€19.95*
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4.5* Platter
South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Six Flowers 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€26.60* / 1 Liter)

€19.95*
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4.5* Platter
Magnum
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof The Owl Post Pinotage 2018 MAGNUM

Content: 1.5 Liter (€33.30* / 1 Liter)

€49.95*
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4* Platter
New
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Malbec 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.60* / 1 Liter)

€13.95*
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4* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Shiraz 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.60* / 1 Liter)

€13.95*
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Bestseller
South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€14.60* / 1 Liter)

€10.95*
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Magnum
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal 2018 MAGNUM

Content: 1.5 Liter (€33.30* / 1 Liter)

€49.95* Last lowest price: €42.40*
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Bestseller
South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Chenin Blanc 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€14.60* / 1 Liter)

€10.95*
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4* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Pinotage 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.60* / 1 Liter)

€13.95*
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South Africa
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Rosé Wine
Neethlingshof Rosé 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€17.27* / 1 Liter)

€12.95* Last lowest price: €9.71*
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South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Chardonnay Unwooded 2023

Content: 0.75 Liter (€17.27* / 1 Liter)

€12.95*
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4.5* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.60* / 1 Liter)

€13.95*
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South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.60* / 1 Liter)

€13.95*
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4* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Merlot 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€22.60* / 1 Liter)

€16.95*
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South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Gewürztraminer 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.60* / 1 Liter)

€13.95*
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South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof 1802 Collection Pinotage 2017

Content: 0.75 Liter (€66.60* / 1 Liter)

€49.95*
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South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof 1802 Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Content: 0.75 Liter (€66.60* / 1 Liter)

€49.95*
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Old Vines
South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Duiker 2023

Content: 0.75 Liter (€26.60* / 1 Liter)

€19.95*
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4* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Cap Classique Brut n/v

Content: 0.75 Liter (€19.93* / 1 Liter)

€14.95*
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South Africa
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Red Wine
Neethlingshof Cap Classique Brut Rosé n/v

Content: 0.75 Liter (€19.93* / 1 Liter)

€14.95*
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4.5* Platter
South Africa
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Dessert Wine
Neethlingshof The Maria 2023

Content: 0.375 Liter (€71.87* / 1 Liter)

€26.95*
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The Neethlingshof Winery in Stellenbosch

Neethlingshof can look back on a tradition of over 300 years, making it one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa. The estate, once founded by Simon van der Stel, can be reached over a long pine avenue that leads to the traditional Cape Dutch buildings of the winery. The directly connected restaurant "The Salt Road at Neethlingshof" and the breathtaking views make Neethlingshof one of the most popular destinations in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Rounded off with gorgeous gardens and a unique view over Stellenbosch, the destination delights all senses. The estate is also very popular for private events such as weddings. Many couples have already given each other the famous "yes-word" here. In this dream setting and with these excellent wines, such an event definitely becomes an unforgettable experience. All this makes the Neethlingshof wine estate one of the top addresses in South Africa's winelands.

The Neethlingshof Wines

The Neethlingshof wine estate in Stellenbosch has 110 hectares of vineyards with 13 different types of soil, of which a large part is used exclusively for the preservation and replanting of flora and fauna. Under the direction of winemaker De Wet Viljoen, Neethlingshof produces unique wines from high-quality and slowly matured grapes that embody the character of the winery and the respective terroir. The first-class Neethlingshof red wines convince with a great harmony of fine oak notes and soft tannins. The Neethlingshof Pinotage sparkles ruby red in the glass and offers a full-bodied mouthfeel and extremely soft and integrated tannins. In addition to great Pinotage wines, the estate produces outstanding wines from the grape varieties MerlotCabernet SauvignonShirazSauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. The Neethlingshof Merlot is also an absolute all-rounder as a food companion with its subtle oak notes and has already received several awards. The best grapes of each vintage are used for the famous wines from the Short Story Collection - each of the unique wines tells its very own story. For example, the top Cuvée The Short Story Collection The Caracal is dedicated to the return of the lynx, which has found a new home in the estate's vineyards. The Short Story Collection Owl Post Pinotage refers to the sustainable viticulture of the winemakers, who preferred to settle owls on their estate instead of pesticides in order to control pests. These exclusive and limited creations of the Neethlingshof Short Story Collection are made from hand-picked grapes and represent the oldest and best sites of the estate. In addition to the South African premium red wines, the estate also produces unique white wines, such as the Sauvignon Blanc, the Chardonnay or the Gewürztraminer. The white wines from Neethlingshof offer a wide range of fantastic wines with an expressive character and wonderful fruit, which regularly receive considerable awards. In contrast to the red wines, these are mostly matured in stainless steel tanks. But Neethlingshof also convinces fans of rosé wines with the wonderfully uncomplicated Pinotage Rosé.

The History of Neethlingshof

The traditional Neethlingshof winery was founded in 1692 by Governor Simon von der Stel in Stellenbosch. Charles Marais acquired the Neethlingshof vineyard in 1788, which at that time was still called "De Wolvendans", dance of the wolves. His wife Maria Marais, at that time only 18 years old, began to cultivate the vineyards and took over the Neethlingshof vineyard at the end of the 18th century. She was the first female cellar master in the still young colony of South Africa and helped the estate to grow into one of the most renowned wine estates in South Africa with a lot of energy and dedication. The present name Neethlingshof dates back to the year 1828 – the daughter of Maria Marais married Johannes Henoch Neethling. Johannes Henoch Neethling earned the name "Lord Neethling" through his involvement in the Stellenbosch community. Maria Marais was an extraordinary woman and worked with the greatest devotion on the winery until her death in 1839, which was then continued by her son. Her pioneering spirit inspired many winemakers then, as it does now, and the wine named after her, The Maria Short Story Collection, is a multi-award winning dessert wine which pays tribute to her achievement and tells her story. Neethlingshof was acquired in 1985 by Hans Schreiber, who is still co-owner today. He invested a lot of time and money in the cellar technology and the vineyards, creating the conditions for the production of first-class wines, which have already won several national and international awards. Since mid-2003, oenologist De Wet Viljoen has been responsible for winemaking at Neethlingshof. For the winemaker De Wet Viljoen, it is especially important to find the right balance between fruit, structure and wood in his creations, so that the wine lovers always have a special taste experience in the glass.