Mooiplaas Wine Estate
AN ENCHANTING PLACE FILLED WITH NATURE'S WONDERS.
Set amongst majestic mountains, fertile valleys and surrounded by two mighty oceans, Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve boasts a pristine natural beauty.
The history of the farm dates back to 1806, with the Manor House on the Estate as a rare example of the Cape Dutch building style: in the form of the letter H with a neo-classical gable, with the date 1833 engraved to indicate its impressive heritage. In 1989, the Manor House was declared a National Monument.
Situated in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, there is a difference of approximately 230m between the highest and lowest levels of the farm. The summit of the hills (400m above sea level) offers a panoramic view over the Cape Peninsula, with False Bay in the Indian Ocean to your left and Table Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to your right.
NATURE RESERVE & CONSERVATION
Mooiplaas Private Nature Reserve is situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only six recognised plant kingdoms in the world. It is the smallest, yet richest – home to over 10 000 plant species, more than in the entire northern hemisphere and thus rightly recognised as a World Heritage Site. The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of 25 recognised biodiversity hotspots with 70 percent of the plants found nowhere else on earth.
In 1995, Tielman Roos, our viticulturist, and his wife Janine established our 60 hectare Private Nature Reserve, dedicated to the preservation of endangered fynbos species. Tielman is regarded as one of the regions foremost conservationists with an incredible knowledge of the indigenous fauna and flora. He is also the chairman of the Greater Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy, where Mooiplaas Estate leads by example