Stellekaya’s Vineyards comprise of 5 Blocks of red varietals and are planted on South West facing slopes between 250 and 300 metres above sea level. 5 blocks consist of 2 blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon making up 5 hectares, and 1 hectare each of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
The Stellekaya Estate, set in the heights of the Stellenbosch Mountains, with sweeping views over trestle vines down to the ocean that brings the cooling mists, is as remarkable in terroir as the wines it produces. Any additional grapes are also sourced from Stellenbosch’s Golden Triangle, where Stellekaya is situated, proven as one of South Africa’s premier wine-growing regions.
The Lello’s live, work, laugh and host their frequent visitors on the exquisite estate surrounded by their “children”. Rescue animals, indigenous nursery, half-completed inventions, and team of vine-hands are all a cherished part of the family. This generosity of spirit, solid sense of family values, and exuberance for all the finest things in life; carries through into the spirit of the winemaking and, in turn, into the exceptional boutique wines themselves.
You can almost taste happy chatter around an al fresco dining table; the clatter of horse hooves traversing through the vines; the endless hours of sunlight and heady cool sea breezes; the love of the Lello family and their abundant hospitality. It is little wonder that this incredible winery produces profound wines that sell out quickly and are coveted the world over. Here’s to sunshine and ingenuity; big-hearted, small-batch wines, sprinkled with the dust of African stars.