Bellevue Wine Estate in the prestigious Stellenbosch wine growing region in South Africa, cultivates approximately 152ha of vineyards on a variety of sites. This enables the winemaker to select the very best pockets from which to make the exquisite wines that Bellevue Wine Estate is renowned for.
It boasts with an original Cape Dutch homestead built in 1803. After careful restoration in 1993, the house has been declared a National Monument. Together with the historical home, there is also a signal cannon which formed part of the important defence system of the original Cape Colony. Cannons were fired as warning signals and with the expansion of the Colony in the 17th century, signal posts were placed at different high lying places together with their own signal cannon each. In 1862, the owner of Bellevue, Dirk Cloete Morkel fetched the Brackenfell discarded cannon when the practice of signalling became obsolete. Also restored and fired once in the 1960s, the original signal cannon has rested on Bellevue Wine Estate for more than 150 years.
Recently a state of the art tasting room and restaurant has been furnished inside one of the historical wings of the cellar. Child friendly and with modern finishes and comfort, this proves a destination not to be missed!