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Thelema Mountain Vineyards

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Address: Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Eastern Route
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Fabulous wine tasting experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Linkside12
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Linkside12
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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 

Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This vineyard is nestled in a beautiful spot, the first "must take a photo spot" is just as you go through the gates!! This is a small family owned vineyard with helpful staff but the experience would have benefited from a more informative discussion about the vineyard, wines and its' history.

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Thank memories137
ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our estate and for the constructive feedback. I will discuss this with the team in the tasting room. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Thelema Mountain Vineyards is in a pretty location at the top of a pass between Stellenbosch and Franschoek. We were allowed to taste six different wines for R50 each, which was waived as we bought wine after the tasting. Sutherland Wines now own Thelema and we were able to compare the wines from the two estates. We favoured the Thelema... More 

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

We're pleased you enjoyed your tasting experience at Thelema estate and hope you'll visit us again soon. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The most amazing staff! So friendly and knowledge on all the wines. Multiple languages were spoken. I had the pleasure of trying 2 flights of 5 wines - Blind Tasting. The first flight were 5 white wines. 1 Sauvignon Blanc, 1 Verdelho, 2 Chardonnay and 1 amazingly dark Riesling. The second flight 5 red wines, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, blend,... More 

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Thank Shade P
ThelemaWinesZA, Manager at Thelema Mountain Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. It's great when guests get a chance to interact with our tasting room staff and wines like you did. We hope you'll come visit us again soon. More 

Sunninghill, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A very nice venue, if you are in the mood for a quick tasting. The Thelema range wines are very nice and they have an incredibly unique "mint" Cab Sav. The personnel are very polite, friendly and knowledgeable. My only critique is that the wines are on the expensive side for a local South African.

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