For over 300 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch. The original farm buildings were built between 1780 and 1825. This prestigious estate was purchased by the Engelbrecht family almost 35 years ago, since when they have specialised in producing only red wine with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. These are wines with all the hallmarks of complexity and balance, as well as a sense of place which reflects their heritage. Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate, including Rust en Vrede being chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and hosting the Queen of Denmark for a lunch at the Manor House. Rust en Vrede was nominated as the first South African red wine in the Top 100 Wines of the World and went on to repeat this achievement for four consecutive years.
The estate is now run by Jean Engelbrecht and the winemaker is Coenie Snyman. An outstanding fine dining restaurant opened at the end of 2007 in Rust en Vrede’s original cellar, a cellar which is a registered National Monument.
“Modern in style, finely crafted and packed full of flavors, Rust en Vrede’s wines are worth pursuing” Neal Martin, eRobertparker.com
• First South African red wine in Top 100 Wines of the World. Went on to repeat this achievement for four consecutive years
• Top Wine SA Awards 2014: Top 20 SA Red Wine Estate, Top 10 SA Red Blends, Top 10 SA Merlot
2013 Estate Vineyards Merlot Top 10 SA Merlot: Top Wine SA Awards 2014; Platter: 4*
2013 Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Estate Vineyards Syrah
2011 Shiraz Tim Atkin: 91 pts
2011 Estate Wine (Cab Sauv/Shiraz/Merlot) (15%+) IWC 2014 & DWWA 2014: Silver; IWSC 2014: Silver Outstanding; Wine Spectator: 93 pts; Tim Atkin: 91 pts; Neal Martin: 90 pts
2012 Estate Wine Magnum (15%+)