Nestled between the magnificent Simonsberg Mountains and Klapmuts Hill, Le Bonheur is the gateway to South Africa’s most renowned wine producing region – Stellenbosch. With a history dating back to the 1700’s – Le Bonheur Wine Estate epitomises the rich heritage of Stellenbosch. The original owners of this scenic farm, the French Huguenot De Villiers family, fittingly named it “Le Bonheur”, meaning “happiness”.
With altitudes of up to 450m, aspects and slopes all along Klapmuts Hill and four main soil types, Le Bonheur truly boasts a diverse selection of excellent wines. The estate has some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon plantings in Stellenbosch, which contributes to the depth and complexity of these wines. With a forever inquisitive approach, Le Bonheur winemaker, William Wilkinson, a former South African bodyboarder, individually vinifies different batches, which results in site-specific building blocks to create authentic and classic wines.
Le Bonheur winemaker, William Wilkinson, has gained a reputation as one of South Africa’s most creative and awarded winemakers. With a forever inquisitive approach to viticulture, William individually vinifies different batches, which results in site-specific building blocks, to create authentic and classic wines. William is a former South African bodyboarder and, like the estate, he still has an untamed, wild side.
Tasting Room Details & Offerings
We don't have a tasting room at Le Bonheur.
Le Bonheur wines can be tasted at L'Avenir Wine Estate (also on Klapmuts Road).
Le Bonheur specialises in the classic varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon made from some of the oldest vineyards in Stellenbosch. Our winemaker, William Wilkinson, combines an old-world and new-world approach to winemaking to create beautifully elegant and balanced wines.