The eponymous wine estate by renowned South African golfer Ernie Els produces award-winning reds with the management of Rust en Vrede winemaker Louis Strydom.
Great views of Stellenbosch from the elegant tasting lounge and lawns.
Wines to try
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Syrah 2012
Ernie Els Signature Blend 2010
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend 2012 (of five Bordeaux grapes and Stellenbosch shiraz)
Location: Annandale Road, Stellenbosch.
Wow factor: Among the winelands’ top 5 best wineries with a view. For golf enthusiasts, the estate hosts a monthly chipping competition on the last Friday and Saturday.