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Thelema Mountain Vineyards

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Address: Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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US$24.50*
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Eastern Route
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Excellent Wines, Knowledgeable Staff

We had a wonderful visit at this winery - probably the best wines we tasted overall. We were comparing wines from the Thelema and Sutherland labels. We particularly enjoyed The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
malbec-lover53
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Falls Church, VA
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Falls Church, VA
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit at this winery - probably the best wines we tasted overall. We were comparing wines from the Thelema and Sutherland labels. We particularly enjoyed The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and the Thelema Rabelais 2012. We also really appreciated the depth of knowledge of the woman who was pouring our wines. We felt this tasting was... More 

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ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit! It's wonderful knowing our wines, views and staff made such a positive impact on you and hope you are able to visit us again soon. More 

Ashtead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our wine tasting at Thelema, which is different from most wine tastings as they winery has two ranges so comparing the same grapes grown in slightly different terroirs is fascinating (Thelema v Sutherland). There's a lovely outdoor veranda with views over the pass & the vineyards. We loved the dessert wines & bought a few!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our wine guide took us to Thelema for a tasting, and it was the perfect start to our day. Although it can be a little tough to start drinking before 10 a.m., the lovely wines and staff at Thelema made it an easy feat ;) We especially enjoyed the Mint cabernet, with the unique taste of eucalyptus due to nearby... More 

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ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. If only all our days could start with drinking wine at 10:00! I'm glad you found the Cellar Door team welcoming and that the wines made a memorable impression on yourselves. We do hope you'll visit us again on your next trip to the Cape Winelands. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told to go to Thelema Mountain Vineyards by a South Africa wine expert. He told us they are making some of the best wines in South Africa, thanks in large measure to their winemaker Rudi Schultz. We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting, as our pourer, Crescenda, was knowledgeable and keen to share her knowledge with us. The tasting of... More 

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ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thank you for your kind words. We're happy our wines lived up to your expectations and are very proud of the quality of the wines that Rudi and his team craft in the cellar. We hope you're able to visit us again when you're next in the Cape Winelands. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

A real highlight of all my wine tastings in the area. Louisa was a great guide to the 8 wines we got to taste at Thelema. 4 whites and 4 reds from the Thelema and Sutherland ranges for R50. A great comparison tasting in wonderful surroundings.

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ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and hope you are able to visit us again in the not too distant future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

You will not regret, come and taste! Very good wines red and white at a very low price. The best red after the Bordeaux tradition, just U$ 35.

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ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Thelema estate and that you enjoyed our wines. I do hope you were able to take a few bottles home with you. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a must stop on the Stellenbosch wine route, they have fine examples of cabernet sav, the Sauv Blanc is also good. Sit on the terrace and overlook the vines, while the knowledgable staff enlighten you.

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ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Bryan, Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. I hope you were able to take a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon home with you to enjoy and think back fondly of your time in SA. We hope you'll visit us again soon. More 

Guernsey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We just visited yesterday being the 27.12.16 and the wine tasting was great. Sadly we missed the ladies name but she was very knowledgeable and honest, not just about their own wines. Great to compare the Stellenbosch and Elgin regions. Very professional wine tasting room in one of the most stunning settings and we have been to a lot of... More 

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ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We're thrilled you had a great tasting experience and got to take in our wonderful views and picturesque setting. A visit to The Deli on our neighbouring farm is a fabulous way to round off a visit to the beautiful Banghoek valley in Stellenbosch. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Tasted their top range wines - "The Mint" (CS 2013 - not as minty as the Steenberg Merlot, good balanced) and "Thelema Rabelais" (2012) are outstanding wines. Well trained staff, beautiful view!

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Thank Wolfgang N
ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear Wolfgang N, Thank you for visiting Thelema and for the lovely photos. I'm glad you enjoyed tasting through our reserve wines and hope you will visit again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The place is a little busy, but it definitely worths the visit. The ambiance is great and the wines are really good!

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ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit. The crazy festive season is upon us and our tasting room can get a bit crowded. I hope you are able to visit us again in the chilly winter months and enjoy a relaxing glass of Thelema Cab next to our fireplace. More 

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