Stellenbosch Hills Wines
Stellenbosch Hills is an established player on the South African wine scene, celebrating more than 70 years of winemaking excellence and industry experience.
The first farms in the Vlottenburg area of Stellenbosch was allocated in 1707 (by the then Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, Simon van der Stel) to two farmers, Gerrit Hanseret and Pierre Rochefort. It is widely accepted that the first farming activities, which includes grape growing, started in 1707 in the current Stellenbosch Hills area.
In 2003 Vlottenburg Co-op became Stellenbosch Hills to reflect the broader spectrum selection of terroir (beyond Vlottenburg), including some of the world-renowned Stellenbosch region’s most exclusive vineyards.
At Stellenbosch Hills we are proud of our rich history and heritage, and dedicated to the task of continuing to make affordable, internationally celebrated wines.
PG Slabbert has been the cellar master at Stellenbosch Hills since 2003 and has over the years celebrated numerous proud moments and success.
When asked where his passion for winemaking began PG says growing up on his family-owned farm in Northern Cape it was only natural he’d follow a career in agriculture but decided to exchange the red Kalahari dunes for an oasis of green vines and excellent wines. He completed his winemaking degree at Stellenbosch University in 1995 after which he started his career at KWV and joined Stellenbosch Hills (then Vlottenburg) in 1997. He enjoys every part of the wine industry from the vine, to the winemaking and marketing.
To summarize his passion PG says it’s the uniqueness of wine that most interest him.
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