Stunningly beautiful Steenberg was founded in 1682 by the German immigrant Catharina Ras. She agreed a lease with Simon van der Stel, governor of our Cape colony at the time. In 1688 she also became the first woman in Africa to own a farm, which is also the oldest in the Cape. At that time it still bore the name "Swaaneweide", so named after a mistake by Catharina, who initially mistook the many track-winged geese, still present today, for swans.
The estate is located in the natural beauty of the Constantia Valley, about 20 minutes from Cape Town. Here you find a state-of-the-art wine company where an enthusiastic team with a lot of know-how makes superb wines year after year.
After many investments in climate and soil analyses, a new replanting program was drawn up to make this possible. The subsoil of the approximately 60 hectares of vineyards consists mainly of weathered, decomposed granite. They are edited with great respect for Mother. The philosophy is that 'the wines grow in the vineyard and are cared for in the winery'. A company to get the 'goosebumps' from in all its facets!