Stellenview Premium Wines is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. Owned in partnership by well-known winemaker and entrepreneur, Reino Kruger and Multi-national Company OGH.
The vineyards, which are situated in seven sub-wards in Stellenbosch, thrive in an ideal, balanced maritime climate where winds from the Atlantic Ocean carry the purest rainfall to feed the vines during the winter months. The cooling sea breezes from the Indian Ocean regulates the long, dry and windy summer days.
Such is the variation of terroir here that Stellenbosch is divided into many different wine-producing areas. The wards of Banghoek, Bottelary, Papegaaiberg, Polkadraai Hills, Devon Valley, Jonkershoek Valley and Simonsberg-Stellenbosch are all recognized by the Wine of Origin scheme. The unofficial areas of Helderberg and Stellenboschkloof also have their own distinctive wine styles.
Stellenview is fortunate to grow their own grapes and procure grapes from all seven sub-wards in the region. Our strategy to select only the best grapes grown in Stellenbosch, and over the past years it has become evident in our wine ranges and numerous accolades received.
Our viticulture practices encourage vine roots to drive deep, past loamy top soils down to the sub-strata of ancient granite in search of nutrients and water. This process ultimately concentrates flavour in the fruit and adds natural mineral characters to our finished wines.
After careful selection of grapes at optimal ripeness, hand-picking commences in the early summer mornings. Hand harvested grapes are brought to the winery where they are placed into refrigeration units for further cooling. Sorting tables are used to select the best bunches which then is crushed and destemmed. The winery makes use of a gravity-fed cellar, which facilitates the gentle movement of our wines.
Our uncompromising approach to all aspects of vine-growing, and as such producing and sourcing outstanding quality fruit, has earned Stellenview high recognition within the wine fraternity. This has resulted in numerous national and international accolades over the past five years. Reino Kruger and the Stellenview team’s hands on approach to provide uncompromising quality wines, is testament to the reward and recognition bestowed on them by the industry.
Stellenview Premium Wines is focused on producing wines at every price point, but never to compromise quality. From our Ultra-Premium wine ranges to our lifestyle wines – attention to detail means Stellenview can offer the best wines to our international and local client base. For more information on our ranges visit our online shop at www.stellenview.co.za
Stellenview Premium Wines
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MORE ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
With more than 20 years’ experience in the wine industry, Managing Director and winemaker, Reino Kruger founded Stellenview Premium Wines. The wine industry has been part of Reino’s life since a young age, having grown up in Somerset West, Western Cape, which forms part of the South African winelands. After school he attended Stellenbosch University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Oenology & Viticulture, Genetics and Biochemistry, whereafter he was appointed Head Winemaker at Daschbosch Winery in Rawsonville. During this time he also completed an internship at La Crema Winery in the Napa Valley, California, as well as Project Winemaker for Direct Wines in St Tropez, France.
His all-encompassing experience and knowledge, which offered him the opportunity to travel extensively, has allowed him to tailor make his vision for Stellenview Premium Wines, which is currently available in 40 countries. His strategy is quite simple. To meet the consumer’s expectations on every price point and exceed on quality.
It’s never a job – it’s a lifestyle, and together Reino and his team live this dream on a daily basis, which they are able to share with friends, family and consumers across the world.