At Vriesenhof, the art of winemaking is a fascinating journey that begins in the vineyards and ends with the enjoyment that accompanies a raised glass. Follow this journey and you will most certainly pause for reflection in the solitude of the Vriesenhof cellars. Traditional wood maturation methods combine effortlessly with modern fermentation processes. Add to this an ageing process that takes place in a setting disturbed only by the patient ticking of the clock and the artistry of the winemaker at work and you'll soon understand why Vriesenhof consistently delivers wines of true Stellenbosch origin.

'One's footsteps must be in the soil,
you must understand the soil,
the plant and the climate.'
Jan 'Boland' Coetzee


Jan 'Boland' Coetzee


Stellebosch has always inspired me. It's where I was educated, learned the great game of rugby, started a family and made many friends. It is also where I have come to fulfill my passion and fascination for the noble art of winemaking. Jan 'Boland' Coetzee


Our Wines

The south facing slopes of the vineyards of the vineyards give Vriesenhof all the advantages needed to produce wines of exceptional character and quality. Situated at varying altitudes, they are exposed to the cool coastal breezes from False Bay, their soils consisting mostly of decomposed granite and Malmesbury shale.The hilltop is home to Pinotage bush vines, the rich shale soil enhancing the fruity flavours in the Pinotage grapes.



It's official, Spring is here... Though given the inclement weather and the fact that we've had snow in September the past 2 years it's probably too soon to break out the summer clothes.

In the vineyards, the early ripening Chardonnay vines are showing their first new growth of the season and it won't be long before the other cultivars start their growth cycles.