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 hands since 1953. Now Michael and Rose 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 vines are planted to a height of 550m above sea level and with slopes as steep as 45 degrees, the wines have exceptional expression and character. This unique terroir is captured in each vintage of the elegant Bartinney Estate wines. The vines are old, many planted a quarter century ago. Small pockets of hand-tended Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay vineyards offer up perfect fruit from low yielding vines on cooler elevated slopes, while the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, in deep red soils, on the slightly lower foothills of the Botmaskop mountains express their mineral and rich berry character in perfect balance.

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 artisanal craft and traditional, gentle methods carried out in the production of the fruit and Bartinney wine.

World renowned sculptor Dylan Lewis’ magnificent sculpture, ‘Elevage’, iconically settles in the acclaimed fynbos gardens and resembles the winged figure of the Bartinney logo. Landscape artist, Strydom van der Merwe, helped establish a two hectare land art form of ‘Elevage’ in fynbos plants in the newly planted Hourglass Chardonnay vineyard, the first of its kind in the world and visible from an aeroplane as a tribute to Biodiversity and Sustainability.

The wines are enjoyed at The Tasting Shed on Bartinney Estate or at the Bartinney Wine and Champagne Bar in Stellenbosch town 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 draped in pink-ish light, or our buzzing Wine Bar in central Stellenbosch.

Upcoming events:

Friday 15th September – Vinyl Night, The Wine Bar, 5 Bird Street, Stellenbosch.

Pop in for a couple of pre-dinner drinks, or settle in for the evening and enjoy a glass, or two of wine, whilst listening to the best picks of Laing De Villier’s record collection.

It is quite the most eclectic and classy collection around – think Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Paul Simon, Dire Straits… the list goes on.

Friday 29th September – Vinyl Views Night, The Tasting Shed, Bartinney Wine Estate.

Enjoy unrivalled views and a glass, or two of wine, whilst listening to Laing De Villier’s best picks from his extensive record collection.

Saturday 7th October – Under the Sun, The Tasting Shed, Bartinney Wine Estate. 12pm until 6pm.

After the success of our Friday evening acoustic evenings, we will be having an even better acoustic music afternoon on the estate. Views, wine, food trucks and live music.

We do not charge an entrance fee, the live music is on us. We will have plentiful wine and food for you to enjoy.

For more info, 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.