Find a hidden pot of gold at Rainbow’s End - Stellenbosch
This family-owned wine estate is nothing short of special. From the minute you drive through the gates, up the winding vineyard path, and to the wine maker’s house, you are left feeling like you’ve found a hidden gem. Situated high on the slopes of the Jonkershoek Mountain, the scenery is beyond breath-taking, but also lends itself to spectacular winemaking. Tastings take place at the Malan family’s home, where they invite you in with the warmth and excitement owed to a long lost friend. You are taken on a tour of the cellar, which sits below the house, and told tales of how the vineyard came to be.
Once your tour is complete, you are seated on the house veranda, where a member of the family hosts your tasting. Bottle after bottle of their finest wine is presented, each accompanied by a special tale or anecdote. The level of personal care and attention is nearly as spectacular as the views. If you look carefully, you may even see a Cape leopard chasing a baboon on the mountainside. Rainbow’s End is so exclusive, you need to book tastings in advance. They are well-known for their luscious red wines but may surprise you with their whites.