Rust en Vrede is steeped in heritage and tradition, a historic family farm with a proud legacy of fine wines. The Engelbrecht family, custodians of this magnificent property, have been making full bodied red wines under the Rust en Vrede name since the 70s. Jannie Engelbrecht’s idea to blend Syrah with the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was revolutionary at the time, and inspired other producers on the Helderberg to follow suit. Our Estate blend remains a market leader, both locally and internationally.
But Rust en Vrede is about so much more than wine. It is about family, friends, sharing good food and wine, sharing the beautiful setting that we’re blessed with. Historic buildings preserved for their unique charm and character. Rolling gardens landscaped by Jannie Engelbrecht, who had a vision that his son, Jean, has fully realised, and continues to refine so that the legacy can be continued by the next generation.
Tasting Room Details & Offerings
Rust en Vrede’s full range of wines are available for tasting at our Tasting Room in the Rust en Vrede cellar. Tastings are guided by our friendly and knowledgeable tasting room staff, who can also take you on informal tours of our underground cellar.
Combine your wine tasting with our renowned Winemaker’s lunch, a simple set menu of either steak or salmon accompanied by a glass of wine. The perfect way to spend a winelands afternoon under the oaks.
Estate Tasting - 3 wines for R60
Single Vineyard Tasting - 4 wines for R130
Tasting of All Wines - 6 wines for R150
Shiraz / Syrah
Rust en Vrede Estate blend, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot.
Our Rust en Vrede Experience Menu is a completely tailored dining experience. A unique gastronomic journey created especially for you. This experience cannot be re-created because of the limited quantities of exceptional produce used for the food, and the scarcity of the wines selected.