THE HOME OF PULPIT ROCK WINERY
SWARTLAND SOUTH AFRICA
Back in the mid-sixteen hundreds, after an extremely long and tiring trek from the Cape of Good Hope, Pieter Cruythoff and his party stood on top the Bothmanskloof pass in the Swartland and surveyed for the first time, a valley of rich wonderment and beauty. Many followed in the years to come; to settle, to farm, to live and laugh - to soak in the glorious views and introduce added quality into their lives. One such early farming family was the Brinks, now owners of the latest addition to the Riebeek Valley's acclaimed wineries, Pulpit Rock.
The state-of-the-art cellars of Pulpit Rock are situated on the foothills of the Kasteelberg Mountain in Riebeek West - the "pulpit" being a well-known piece of the craggy background of these lands. There are two vast barrel maturation cellars including a 6,000-ton overall production capacity.
This state of the art cellar has an overall production capacity of 5000 tons, with two-barrel maturing cellars. The grapes are chosen meticulously and harvested full ripe to achieve optimum quality, including good structure and prominent fruit. A combination of the latest equipment and traditional techniques are used to create world-class wines.
Our hiking trail starts behind the cellar and climbs up the Kasteelberg mountainside for about 2km. At the top you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the Riebeek Valley.
Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances the hiking trail will be closed till further notice.
The state-of-the-art cellars of Pulpit Rock are situated on the foothills of the Kasteelberg Mountain - the "pulpit" being a well-known piece of the craggy background of these lands. There are two vast barrel maturation cellars including a 1,000-ton overall production capacity.