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Did you know? Lanzerac Wine Estate is home to the first bottled Pinotage! A firm favorite for winter wine tasting in Stellenbosch. ⁠ ⁠ STAY @twiceguest and cycle to Lanzerac Wine Estate. ⁠ ⁠ #stellenbosch #lanzeracwineestate #stellwineroute#winewinewine #twiceguest #winetravel #wineexperience
Friendly reminder about our winter promotion at Terroir Restaurant. Diners will receive outstanding value and can choose from either a two-course option at R295 per person or three courses at R395 per person. This price also includes two glasses of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection wines served with the starter and the main course #terroir #terroirrestaurant #kleinezalze #stellwineroute #visitstellenbosch #manleysocial
Louis has walked the long road with Ernie since the brands inception during 1999 and has been father to each and every wine produced. Close to two decades have passed and he has continued to distinguish himself as an exceptionally gifted winemaker, and now also heads up our operation as Managing Director. His understanding of the terroir, and performance levels of these vineyards have been a key ingredient to the success of his wines. . . . #winemaker #winemaking #winery #ernieelswines #eew #drivingcab #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #helderbergwines #stellwineroute #swr #southafrica #instawine #winestagram #winegram #instawine #winemakersofig
Viticulture is the cultivation and harvesting of grapes for winemaking. These grapes, classified as berries, have many factors that influence their growth, but most importantly the slope, soil and climate - collectively known as the terroir. At Ernie Els Wines, all our winemaking efforts are terroir driven and there is a strong focus on producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends, made possible by the climate, soil and slopes of the Helderberg area. . . . #helderbergwines #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #stellwineroute #swr #wine #winemaking #winery #makingwine #viticulture #vineyards #berries #terroir #cab #cabsauv #drivingcab #southafrica
A pure and regal Cabernet Sauvignon to match the opulence of a premium lifestyle. Find this astoundingly good wine from your local distributor or buy online at www.ernieelswines.com. . . . #drivingcab #cabsauv #cabernet #cabernetsauvignon #wine #lovewine #winery #eew #ernieels #ernieelswines #premiumwines #stellenbosch #helderbergwines #swr #stellwineroute #southafrica #makingwine #winemaking #instawine #winegram #winestagram #ig #instagood #instapic #winepic
I think I take too much pictures when I’m close to wine 🍷😅. #SayKunjani | #stellwineroute | #CapeTown
The Proprietor's Range is winemaker, Louis Strydom's finest work. There are three wines in this range: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and then the Proprietor's Blend, which claimed 5 stars from John Platter as well as the wine of the year. Go ahead and give it a try... . . . #wine #winemaking #lovewine #redwine #winery #ernieels #ernieelswines #helderbergwines #blends #redblends #johnplatter #awardwinning #stellenboschwines #stellwineroute #swr #instawine #winestagram #winegram #stellenbosch #southafrica
| ART and WINE | #stellwineroute | #Art | #CapeTown | #SayKunjani
Remembering the harvesting of juicy and ripe grapes to start the process of making another vintage of excellent wines! Currently most of our wines are going into barrels for ageing. We are so excited to taste the outcome! . . . #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #wine #lovewine #drivingcab #cabsauv #cabernet #cabernetsauvignon #redwine #makingwine #winemaking #helderbergwines #stellenboschwines #swr #stellwineroute #stellenbosch #southafrica
Thank you for the wine 🍷. #FindStellenbosch | #stellwineroute
Our tasting room and cellar is currently undergoing extensive renovations and we aim to re-open in October this year. “For the past 18 years we have been focused on producing refined red wines which really showcase what the Helderberg and our particular terroir has to offer. Every year we make small changes in our vineyards and winemaking techniques in our quest to always improve and now the time has come for us to make the big changes in the cellar”, says Louis Strydom, Winemaker for all 18 vintages and MD for close to a decade. . . . #ernieels #ernieelswines #bigeasy #bigeasywines #eew #drivingcab #redwine #wine #lovewine #winemaking #winemaker #vineyards #viticulture #stellwineroute #swr #stellenbosch #southafrica
As Ernie Els Wines viticulturist, Leander Koekemoer, explains, “This region receives 90% of its annual rainfall in the winter months (April-Sept), when our demand is only 25%, whereas it receives only 10% of its annual rainfall in the summer months (Oct-March), when our demand is 75% of the total excisable water. For this reason, as much run-off water as possible needs to be stored in dams during winter for use in summer.” Leander has done an excellent job doing just that and plays an integral part of the wine making team. . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #bigeasy #viticulture #viticulturist #winemaking #vineyards #drivingcab #wine #lovewine #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #helderbergwines #helderberg #stellwineroute #swr #southafrica
Located on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain within the Stellenbosch appellations infamous ‘Golden Triangle’, the majority of vineyards are north-facing with rows running in an east-west direction resulting in the optimal utilisation of sunlight and warmth, offering us full-bodied wines. The Cape’s Mediterranean climate with approximately 650mm rainfall per annum combined with hot summers and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean which results in cooling sea breezes that regulate and keep temperatures low; this in-turn extends the ripening period. The result of this is rich wines associated with warmer fruit flavours. The soils contain scullyformation with oak-leaf and clay components on top. Deeper within there is a considerable amount of granite. There are six varietals grown and nurtured for on the property; Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. . . . #wine #winery #winemaking #viticulture #drivingcab #cabernetsauvignon #cabfranc #malbec #petitverdot #merlot #helderberg #helderbergwines #ernieelswines #bigeasywines #lovewine #stellenbosch #stellwineroute #swr #instawine #winestagram #southafrica
Oh you are going to love this! Meal of the week is butter chicken with a bed of basmati rice, complimented with some home made Naan bread. R85 all week long! . . . #stellenbosch #mealoftheweek #stellies #stellenboschfoodies #foodies #food #feedfeed #foodstagram #foodgram #instafood #chicken #butterchicken #ure #ultimaterugbyexperience #nooitgedacht #swr #stellwineroute #ig #southafrica
A sneaky throwback to what used to be our tasting room entrance. We are looking forward to the highly anticipated opening of our renovated cellar building, tasting room and restaurant. Who's excited? . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasy #bigeasywines #winery #wines #lovewine #tbt #throwbackthursday #cellar #cellardoor #newbeginnings #stellenbosch #helderbergwines #swr #stellwineroute #southafrica
The Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a pure, regal and pedigreed Cabernet Sauvignon. It shows a black core and crimson edge, offering a brightness to the densely ripe fruit. It will drink well for a decade or more! . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #bigeasy #drivingcab #winery #cabsauv #cabernetsauvignon #stellenbosch #helderberg #helderbergwines #swr #stellwineroute #capewinelands #southafrica
We are very excited about the quality of the fruit which has arrived in the cellar. Initial tastings have shown great promise with lovely, bright colours, delicious fruit flavours and a good level of natural acidity. We are not putting too much emphasis on extraction, but instead, we are aiming for a gentler approach to make wines which are flavourful and full-bodied but with soft, integrated tannins and fruit flavours. . . . #drivingcab #makingwine #winemaking #winery #wine #lovewine #harvest #harvest2019 #cellar #viticulture #helderberg #helderbergwines #stellenboschwines #stellwineroute #swr #stellenbosch #southafrica
Happy Freedom Day, South Africans! At Ernie Els Wines, we are proud to farm and operate in the heart of the Cape Winelands region, just outside of Stellenbosch on the renowned R44 winefarm corridor. This weekend we are celebrating the freedom to live, to work, and to drink wine in the most beautiful country in the world. . . . #drivingcab #freedomday #southafrica #wine #winery #lovewine #drinkwine #redwine #winestagram #winegram #wineries #helderberg #helderbergwines #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #stellwineroute #swr #instagram #earthpics #mountain
Our Ernie Els 2013 Signature Blend pairs beautifully with hearty and soul-warming winter entrees. Now that the temperatures are dropping, make sure your pairing standards don't! We love a good red blend, and we know just how much you love this wine. It also goes down sumptuously while in front of a warm fire! Make sure to stock up for winter, you'll be glad you did. . . . #wine #winestagram #winegram #winery #redwine #redblend #signatureblend #signaturewine #cab #cabsauv #drivingcab #stellenbosch #helderberg #helderbergwines #stellwineroute #swr #southafrica
Here at the Ernie Els Wines, in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, we are working hard to complete our renovations and open our doors again. We can't wait to show you what we've been working on and look forward to welcoming you back to our new and improved cellar, tasting room and restaurant. Come enjoy a glass of your favourite Ernie Els wine on our mountain-side terrace, while gazing all the way to Table Mountain. We look forward to welcoming you back in September of this year! . . . #winery #wine #drivingcab #stellenbosch #renovations #renovating #refurbishments #new #outwiththeold #winegram #winestagram #swr #stellenboschwineroute #stellwineroute #stellenbosch360 #stellenboschtourism #ig #southafrica
Happy Wine Wednesday! Why not bring out that bottle of Ernie Els Signature Blend that you've been saving in your cellar? This Cabernet Sauvingnon-led blend is pure, classic, and leaves a lingering finish that will satisfy every palate. Did you know, the grapes from our current vintage were harvested in 2013, and ages for 20 months in 300-litre French Oak barrels, for ultimate fermentation excellence? . . . #wine #winewednesday #lovewine #redwine #cabernetsauvignon #redblend #signatureblend #drivingcab #stellenbosch #capeblend #cabblend #cabsauv #winestagram #winegram #winesofinstagram #stellwineroute #swr #southafrica
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