Our Story

Bartinney is set on the dramatic slopes of Botmaskop alongside the Helshoogte Pass overlooking the picturesque Banhoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Established in 1912, Bartinney has been in the Jordaan family since 1953. Now Rose and Michael Jordaan tend to the 28 hectare farm, with a vision to create excellent wines and reawaken the charm of the historic land.

Creating excellence in wine has not been a singular pursuit.  Our belief is that every aspect must work in harmony: agriculture with nature, people with animals, sustainability with excellence. The old vines are planted to a height of 550m above sea level and with slopes as steep as 45 degrees, creating wines that have exceptional expression and character.  Small pockets of low yielding, hand-tended Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay vineyards offer up perfect fruit on the cooler elevated slopes. On the slightly lower foothills of the Botmaskop mountains the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are tended to. The perfect conditions to grow grapes with a balance of rich and mineral characters.

The winged figure depicted on each bottle is called ‘Elevage’ and symbolises the French art of the selective maturing and ascension of a wine to its ultimate heights, unfurling its most noble traits. This idea is embodied in the team work, small-lot artisanal craft and gentle methods, relied upon to create excellence year-on-year.

World renowned sculptor Dylan Lewis’ magnificent sculpture, ‘Elevage’, iconically resides in the acclaimed fynbos gardens, resembling the winged figure of the Bartinney logo. Additionally, landscape artist, Strydom van der Merwe, helped establish a two hectare land art form of ‘Elevage’ in fynbos in the Hourglass Chardonnay vineyard. Visible from an aeroplance, this is the first of its kind in the world – a fitting tribute to Biodiversity and Sustainability.

Bartinney wines are enjoyed at The Tasting Shed on Bartinney Estate, or at the Bartinney Wine and Champagne Bar in the heart of Stellenbosch, where guests regularly spill onto Bird Street glasses in hand.

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Our Sauvignon Blanc is generous in style with an abundance of ripe granadilla, green fig and grapefruit aromas.

  • Chardonnay 2016

    Our Chardonnay displays a bouquet of lifted apricot blossom, lemon and suggestions of vanilla and oak.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant and full bodied wine. The nose displays aromatic plum and dense cassis with a hint of mint.

  • Vintage Élevage 2010

    The wine has a brilliant deep ruby colour, complex nose of black cherries, violets, mocca, with a hint of classic French oak.

News & Events:

Unmissable Music & Wine Events at Bartinney

At Bartinney we are big believers in time well spent, oh and of course Friday night ‘wine downs’. Nothing it seems goes better with wine, than excellent music and company.

Join us, at either the Tasting Shed on the Estate for sundowners as Simonsberg and the valley become veiled in pink light, or at our buzzing Wine Bar in the heart of Stellenbosch.

Upcoming events:

Vinyl Beats, Bartinney Wine Bar, Friday 13th October, 6pm

Pop in for a couple of pre-dinner drinks, or settle in for the evening and enjoy wine & platters, whilst listening to the most enviable and eclectic record collection in the Cape.

Make your requests on the night with our DJ Laing De Villiers – think Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Paul Simon, Dire Straits… the list goes on. (No reservations).

Halloween Party, Bewitched by Bartinney, Friday 27th October, 5-9pm

We’re having a Halloween party and you’re invited… be afraid, be very afraid, this is going to be frightfully fantastic.

Expect some bumps and base in the night, as we welcome our wicked live entertainment acts, who will be ‘creepin’ it real’. We’re in for tricks, and there will be plenty of potion based treats and ghouslishly good food. Just watch out for what is around the corner, in our two-story house of terror.

The night seems only fitting, as Bartinney takes it’s name from ‘Tinne’, which means holly bush. The Druid people of yester-year burnt the trees on Halloween signaling the end of the year and the start of the next.

So whether you are a Noble Savage neanderthal, a white wine witch, a caberet clown, or a sauvignon super hero… join us (there will be a prize for the best dressed).

For just R50 on-the-door, you will be greeted with a glass of our savage punch and a ton of ghostly goodness. Blow away the cobwebs, gather together your favourite zombies, put on your ghoulishly glamorous gladrags and join us for a night of hedonism.

Join us on the night, or to book, email: tastingshed@bartinney.co.za

Under the Stars Full Moon Wine & Acoustic Music, Friday 10th November 5-9pm, Tasting Shed, Bartinney Wine Estate

Under the Stars, Full Moon Live Music & Wine events are back for the summer months, and they are set to be better than ever.

Each and every Friday is precious… the ‘wine down’ to the weekend. As you eagerly anticipate the Saturday lie in and the endless possibilities in store for the next two days.

So let us help you. Relax and be immersed in the complete Friday night package: Wine, exceptional views, a full moon, delicious food, live music and like-minded company – it’s all about great combinations.

As the days draw longer and the nights get warmer, live acoustic music will play out from our brand new garden stage, No Ordinary Burger will serve up the Cape’s ultimate burgers, the mountains will become draped in pink light and wine and our delicious fizz cocktails will be served. (More details will be revealed at a later date).

Join us on the night, or to book, email: tastingshed@bartinney.co.za

Bartinney launches Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 & Hourglass Chardonnay 2015

The Bartinney team have proudly launched the long anticipated, premium, flagship, small-batch wines, the Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Hourglass Chardonnay 2015.

The flagship small-batch releases, hero the depth and maturity of the high-altitude vines, they are crafted from the estates best hand-selected blocks. Balance and harmony is key; both within each and every bottle and in terms of the farms relationship with its unique and diverse surroundings.

Why not enjoy a bottle, or two? The wines are now available at the Estate Tasting Shed, Wine & Champagne Bar, Stellenbosch and from our online shop.

Bartinney 2015 Chardonnay Awarded Five Stars in Platter’s 2017 South African Wine Guide

Platter’s SA Wine Guide

Bartinney takes home Leader in Eco-tourism Award in Nedbank Green Wine Awards

The Award recognises producers who are passionate about conserving the land while making eco-friendly fine wines and lowering their carbon footprint. The judges also consider the wellbeing of farm employees and the impact of farming on the surrounding communities. Bartinney was among 4 wines to be recognised in the Best Farming Practices category. The Nedbank Green Wine Awards is in it’s 8th year and Africa’s only wine competition.