Wine bars are certainly not a new addition to the warmhearted streets of Stellenbosch. Plenty of trendy wine bars have popped up in recent years and so now, you can go wine bar hopping from dusk till midnight in our historic city centre – with most of the bars within easy walking distance of each other.
Here are all our Stellenbosch wine bars, from A to Z.
The only decision you need to make is where to start first!
19 Ryneveld Street
Beyerskloof Wynbar brings the legendary and award-winning name of Beyers Truter into the heart of Stellenbosch. The second home of Pinotage. Experience the Beyerskloof range of wines before or after a dinner in town or alongside a few snacks.
Operating hours: Monday – Saturday from 11h00 – 22h00
Contact number: 081 846 7997
Bartinney Wine & Champagne Bar
5 Bird Street
Gather your mates and sip on the sustainably produced, small-lot wines at the buzzing Bartinney Wine & Champagne Bar in central Stellenbosch. Enjoy wine friendly, seasonal nibbles and sharing plates at the bar, settle in on comfortable reclaimed arm chairs, sit out on the terrace, or join wine-lovers spilling out onto Bird Street glass in hand. From the ceiling hangs a stunning light installation crafted from old Chardonnay vines, whilst the wall is printed with the panoramic view enjoyed by the Bartinney Wine Estate.
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday from 13h00 – 22h00
Contact number: 076 348 5374
Bertha Wine Bar
43 Church Street
Bertha Wine Bar in Stellenbosch is a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs looking for a unique wine-tasting experience. This light-filled, airy space is home to a stunning collection of beautiful and rare wines sourced exclusively from the renowned Stellenbosch Wine Region.
The wine bar features a range of top wines, including wines crafted by some of South Africa’s most celebrated winemakers, such as Eben Sadie, Pieter Walser, and Bruwer Raats.
Whether you’re a seasoned wine lover or a curious novice, Bertha Wine Bar has something to offer everyone. Bertha’s own range of wines is a collection of exquisite wines crafted to be savored and enjoyed on any special occasion. These wines are a testament to the beauty and richness of the Stellenbosch region, and to the passion and expertise of its winemakers.
Whether you’re looking to sample some of the rarest and most beautiful wines in the world or simply looking for a trendy atmosphere to enjoy a glass with friends, Bertha Wine Bar is the perfect destination. Come celebrate life’s special moments, and discover the magic of Stellenbosch’s finest wines.
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday from 08h00 – 19h00
Contact number: 021 007 3999
Brampton Wine Studio
11 Church Street
The Brampton Wine Studio sits in the heart of the vibey town of Stellenbosch. At this unique urban winery, you can taste and buy Brampton’s award-winning range, nibble on delectable tapas or their famous flat-breads and sip some refreshing in-house beer on tap. It’s a place that is always buzzing with creativity and fun!
Operating hours: Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 22h00 | Saturday from 11h00 to 22h00 | Sunday from 11h00 to 18h00. The kitchen is open from 12h00 to 20h00 and tastings are available from 10h00 to 16h00.
Contact number: 021 883 9097
Le Grand Domaine Enoteca
7 Church Street
A chic and vibey brand home of Le Grand Vin Stellenbosch and Stellenview Wines.
Situated in Stellenbosch’s iconic Church Street, Le Grande Domaine Enoteca is an opulent showcase for handcrafted, premium quality wines full of character and flavour, which includes: The Pledge, as well as the internationally awarded Stellenview Wines and its subsidiary labels; Kruger Family Wines, KFK Wines and Cape Five.
A combination of a wine emporium, wine bar, wine tasting venue and bistro. The “wine library” is intended as a hands-on source of information on the wines on offer. Having more than thirty wines available side-by-side for tasting and comparison the Enoteca offers visitors a holistic wine experience and insight into the variety of labels that are produced by the above-mentioned wineries. All wines are offered by tasting portion, glass, and bottle.
The bistro-styled menu offers classic dishes with a twist, priding itself in locally sourced seasonal produce and thus the menu is changed seasonally.
Operating hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12h00 to 22h00 | Sunday from 12h00 to 18h00
Contact number: 021 300 3279
Le Chant Wine Bar
Shop 2A, Oude Bank Building, Town Centre, 7 Church Street
French flair and South African determination have long been intertwined in the fabric of the Cape, a camaraderie spanning centuries, each contributing to the rich and respected fine wine legacy of South Africa. Le Chant embodies this enduring wine relationship, marrying Old World heritage with the contemporary New World. The mutual efforts are etched by passion to bring forth exceptional wines which are classical, distinctive and pure.
Operating hours: Monday to Satuday from 12h00 to 22h00 | Sunday from 12h00 to 20h00
Contact number: 073 332 7138
Qbar by Quoin Rock
Shop 06, De Wet Centre, Stellenbosch Central
Qbar Stellenbosch is a remarkable Winelands destination that promises vibrant experiences, tailored to tantalize even the most discerning of palates. With exceptional service that fosters both familiarity and exclusivity, Qbar is an extension of Quoin Rock and Knorhoek Wine farms, nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch. Here, one can indulge in an array of Award-winning wines, great food, and signature drinks, all crafted to perfection.
The lounge space at Qbar, situated in the iconic De Wet Square on Church Street, exudes sophistication and style. Step inside to find comfortable seating that beckons you to unwind or venture outdoors and bask in the ambiance designed to foster new connections and create treasured memories with friends. As the day turns into night, the vibe changes from calm and serene afternoons to lively and vibrant evenings, creating a versatile yet enjoyable experience that is unique in every way.
At Qbar only the best of Quoin Rock and Knorhoek Wines are on offer, delivering a special wine experience that will tantalize the taste buds of wine lovers. The food menu is equally as impressive and pairs seamlessly with the wine selection, offering a combination that is truly special and unique. Come and embark on an elegant and inviting wine journey that promises to leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired.
Operating hours: Mondays from 17h00 to 01h00 | Tuesday to Sunday from 12h00 to 01h00
Contact number: 021 888 4740
Simon Wine Emporium
Corner of Ryneveld Street & Van Riebeeck Street
Simon Wine Emporium is a trendy and stylish wine bar located in the heart of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Here, you can explore an impressive selection of Stellenbosch wines of origin, indulge in a wine tasting experience, and even purchase your favorite bottles at cellar door prices. Wine delivery service is also offered so that you can enjoy your favorite wines from the comfort of your own home. Whilst enjoying your wine, you can order tasty bites or hearty meals from De Warenmarkt Restaurant. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or simply looking for a great place to relax with friends, Simon Wine Emporium has everything you need. Come and explore the best of Stellenbosch – where every glass is an experience to savor!
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday from 11h00 to 18h00
Spek en Bone
84 Dorp Street
Spek & Bone is located at a historic site next to the original Stellenbosch market, behind Oom Samie se winkel. This small plates eatery and wine bar is a real hidden gem, tucked away just off Dorp Street. You are invited to join the Spek en Bone team under the oldest fruit-producing vine in Stellenbosch (how fitting!) and for a curated tapas menu with big, bold flavours, best shared with friends and paired with specially selected South African wines. The Bassons find great joy in fantastic food, great wine and an incredible playlist, and you’ll find all of these at Spek & Bone.
Operating hours: Tuesday to Saturday | Lunch from 12h00 to 14h30 | Dinner from 18h00 to 21h00
Contact number: 082 569 8958
Stellenbosch Wine Bar
The Stellenbosch Wine Bar is a casual meeting place designed to showcase the wines of the Stellenbosch Collection, this portfolio of brands include; Stellenbosch Reserve, Afrikaans, Cirrus, Donkiesbaai, Guardian Peak, and Rust en Vrede. The focus is on wine, with a Mediterranean style of sharing and enjoying food. It is a place where you can meet after work for a drink, a quick business lunch, or a pre-dinner drink. It is a place to meet without fuss or formality.
The food style encompasses an offering of small plates and is designed for sharing in a Mediterranean style. Inspired by Spanish and Italian traditions, but also by what South Africans love to eat, and of course, all the dishes are designed to complement the wines. After all, good food and good wine are always a pairing.
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday from 11h00 to 22h00 | Sunday from 11h00 to 18h00
Contact number: 063 646 3207
The Wine Glass Stellenbosch
13 Ryneveld Street
The Wine Glass is an upmarket bistro dining experience matching wines of the Stellenbosch region with savory dishes to suit all pockets. The curated tasting flights offer delicious proof that local wine has never been easier to compare and appreciate.
Operating hours: Sunday to Friday from 11h00 to 22h30 | Saturday from 08h00 to 22h00
Contact number: 082 555 2332