Thelema Mountain Vineyards
In 1983, Gyles Webb and his wife's family purchased a run-down fruit farm at the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, where they established Thelema Mountain Vineyards. At a time when the South African wine scene was focused on quantity rather than quality, Webb was a trailblazing pioneer on a mission to craft world-class wines. Construction began on the winery in 1987, and Thelema produced its first vintage in 1988. Situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg, Thelema occupies mainly south-facing aspects that afford spectacular views of the Simonsberg, Drankenstein and Jonkershoek mountains. Elevations ranging from 370 to 640 meters above sea-level make the 157-hectare estate one of the coolest and highest wine farms in Stellenbosch.
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This age-worthy Cabernet from the
heralded Thelema estate is a benchmark
South African bottling with an
impressive track record. Sleek and stylish,
this wine abounds with alluring
flavors of blackberry and blackcurrant
intertwined with complex notes of
coffee, cedar, tobacco and eucalyptus. more
Located in Elgin, a cool coastal region quickly gaining a reputation for complex, minerally whites, the Sutherland property is owned and farmed by the heralded Thelema Mountain Vineyards. The wines are vinified at Thelema's Stellenbosch property. This bright, vibrant bottling combines fresh... more
A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc - lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavors, with a full, grassy palate, all in perfect balance. more
A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc - lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavors, with a full, grassy palate, all in perfect balance.
Rich and robust, this exuberant charmer shows ripe black fruit and spice, with a lovely toasty finish. Full bodied. Will reward cellaring. more
Complex and stylish, with bags of ripe blackfruit and coffee flavors. This wine is bone dry, yet exhibits a lovely sweet
character on the palate, with some eucalyptus notes. The finish is long and firm.
Will age well for 5 - 10 years. more
Located in Elgin, a cool coastal region quickly gaining a reputation for complex, minerally whites, the Sutherland property is owned and farmed by the heralded Thelema Mountain Vineyards. This is Sutherland's maiden Chardonnay release, and the bright, vibrant bottling combines fresh citrus and... more
This robust, Rhone-inspired bottling from the heralded Thelema estate charms with enticing flavors of blackberry, black currant, and pepper and an alluring earthy character. Notes of dark chocolate, toasty oak, and spice carry through on the long finish. more
Hailed by Wine Spectator as one of the Cape's most consistently outstanding wines, Thelema's Cab regularly earns 90+ raves. Complex and stylish, this sleek benchmark bottling abounds with alluring flavors of blackberry and blackcurrant intertwined with notes of coffee, cedar, tobacco, and... more
This wine is fresh, crisp and full of delicious gooseberry, melon and pineapple flavors. It gives the impression of sweetness, but it's actually bone-dry. Drink young when it still has this exuberant character. more