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Mooiplaas Wine Estate

Bottelary Road, M23 | 2.8 Km Off The Road, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
+27 21 200 7493
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Tranquility paired with good wine

Mooiplaas is what it's names says: pretty. Old oak trees, a beautiful old manor and tranquil... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christel V
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Great tasting with friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful garden and picnic areas with picnic... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Dolf L
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Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve boast a pristine natural beauty. Owned and managed by Tielman and Louis Roos, the Mooiplaas vineyards lie on steep slopes of ancient mineral rich soils in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, overlooking Cape Town. Mooiplaas is a historic and traditional working wine estate, bought by Nicolaas Roos in 1963. He was joined by his two sons Tielman, viticulturist, (1980) and Louis, winemaker (1983). They celebrated 50 years on the farm in 2013. The history of the farm dates back to 1806, with the manor house on the estate – a national monument – an impressive example of Cape Dutch architecture. Tielman and Louis produce a range of environmentally friendly wines rooted in tradition and artisan techniques to reflect the unique terroir.
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Bottelary Road, M23 | 2.8 Km Off The Road, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mooiplaas is what it's names says: pretty. Old oak trees, a beautiful old manor and tranquil atmosphere. The wine is boutique wine, made with pride and not mass produced. Book a picnic on the lawn, buy a couple of bottles of wine, enjoy the wonderful...More

Thank Christel V
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Great tasting with friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful garden and picnic areas with picnic baskets also available.

Thank Dolf L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We visit Mooiplaas as often as possible. By far my favorite wine estate to visit. Best picnics and their wine is top shelf!

Thank M5605CUguestg
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Kirsten and John were marvelous hosts of our wine tasting and picnic at Mooiplaas. It was fascinating learning more about the process they used and the picnic was delicious in a stunning setting.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing picnic for four people, included wine tasting! We felt like we got much more than what we paid for! Jason was a great host, made us feel right at home! Imagine picnicking under the shade of trees, having your wine topped up...More

Thank Jocelyn C
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We visited because a friend with us wanted to horse ride and since they have an equestrian centre here too we decided to wine taste.. The setting is beautiful. Very rustic. We were not bowled over with the wine, but overall a nice experience. Our...More

Thank JamesinTana
Reviewed 7 January 2016

When ever I go to Cape Town I plan my time to get to this farm stall. Here you can get good export wines at a cheap price and lots of dried fruit. You will be surprise at the variety of fruit and jams and...More

Thank Vixen2
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This Roos family farm is beautiful and unpretentious. The wine cellar boasts converted horse cribs that serve as tasting counters with glass tops, revealing bottles of wine in between hay. Deserves a visit – the historic farmhouse is set in a beautiful garden. Ideal for...More

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Mooiplaas is a bit off the beaten track, which is great as you are not going to get a bus load of tourists hogging the tasting room getting in the way and not buying anything. This is an old established estate, fridges aside there are...More

1  Thank Byrt
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the wine tasting in the old stable. Pleasant surprises on the wine list, like strawberry-, peach-, (coffee)bean- and coco flavored wines. Late autumn, early winter was a beautiful time to visit the farm

Thank Dirmu G
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