Rust en Vrede Wine Estate

Rust en Vrede is internationally acclaimed as one of the Cape's finest estates. For 321 years Rust en Vrede has stood amongst the finest vineyards of Stellenbosch. The Estate has been in the Engelbrecht family for the last 32 years, specialising in the exclusive production of premium red wine with a focus on Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot.

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1694 Classification

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Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification
Rust en Vrede has proudly making wine for over three hundred years. This wine is named to commemorate the date that the estate was established. An exemplary combination of the estate's two focus varieties, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are selected from the two single vineyard parcels - the oldest and best on the estate. Maturation in various size French oak barrels for 22 months.

Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard

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Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Established in 1694, Rust en Vrede is proud to be part of a remarkable three hundred year old wine tradition. Since 1977 the Engelbrecht family has specialized in the exclusive production of red wine, with the focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to maintain Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of its Stellenbosch terroir.
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Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah
The Single Vineyard Syrah was conceptualized by Jean Engelbrecht as his generational contribution to the family legacy. A pure expression of only the best Syrah that Rust en Vrede has to offer. Grapes are harvested from the oldest and best block of Syrah on the property. 16 months aging in new and 2nd fill French oak barrels.

Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyard

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Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
The Stellenbosch region is well known for superlative Cabernet Sauvignon production and the Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. It's the longest standing tradition at Rust en Vrede and offers a concentrated and classic rendition of this variety. It is matured for 18 months in French oak barrels.
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Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Syrah
Rust en Vrede is a warmer microcosm in the Helderberg area and it's terroir is ideally suited to producing full bodied reds of the highest quality. The Estate Vineyard Syrah is a typical expression of Stellenbosch, and is owner Jean Engelbrecht’s favourite variety. Aged for 18 months in 500L French oak barrels.
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Rust en Vrede Estate
The Estate blend is the emblematic wine of Rust en Vrede. The flagship blend is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, all from vines planted on Rust en Vrede, making it an honest reflection of the estate's superior terroir. Maturation of 22 months in French oak barrels.