Ernie Els Wines

Ernie Els Wines. Image Credit: Charles Russell

Ernie Els Wines takes a swing with new and improved winery

The Big Easy: From the world-renowned Helderberg region of Stellenbosch comes an award-winning range of wines named after South African golf legend Ernie Els and skillfully crafted by winemaking legend Louis Strydom.

Ernie Els Wines

Ernie Els Wines. Image Credit: Charles Russell

Epitomising the beloved character and celebrated prestige of our namesake, our four collections – Signature, Major Series, Big Easy and Proprietor’s – deliver iconic wines of characteristic style, exclusivity and generosity…

Whether applauding exceptional accomplishment, upping the entertainment game or toasting great friendship, Ernie Els Wines always make it an occasion par excellence.

The winery was officially opened in 2005, and since then, the focus has been on producing a range of wines, with a particular focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. Recent renovations have transformed the winery into an iconic symbol of the Helderberg region.

Specific Cabernet Sauvignon

Our vines are planted on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, benefitting from high-potential soils and the ideal growing conditions for our favoured varieties.

The slopes feature a granite mother material, high in clay content with mainly Tukulu and Oakleaf soil families.

A large portion of the vineyard is devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon with dedicated blocks planted facing north and northeast to absorb as much sunlight as possible. This is the key to producing the fuller and fruitier wines of Ernie Els fame.

Ernie Els Wines Restaurant

Savour modern farmhouse cuisine at its finest in a charming open-plan space that extends out onto a terrace with picturesque views of Stellenbosch and the Helderberg mountains.

Farmstyle decor echoes the hearty cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Seasonal grillworks offer a unique dining experience.

The Ernie Els Wines Restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 15:30. Bookings are essential.

To reserve your spot, e-mail or phone 021 881 3588.

Image: Charles Russell

Wine Tasting Room experience

Make yourself at home in our warm and welcoming tasting room – the perfect setting to relax and enjoy an educated wine tasting presentation. The expansive area extends out onto the wide terrace, with majestic Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountain views.

We offer two Wine Tasting Options: A Player’s Tasting for R60 per person and a Major Tasting for R100 per person. Both options include four wines in the tasting.

The Ernie Els Wines Tasting Room is open seven days a week from 09:00 until 17:00. Bookings are essential for larger groups. To reserve your spot, e-mail or phone 021 881 3588.