Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve is situated among the majestic mountains and fertile valleys in the Stellenbosch Winelands Mooiplaas is a historic and traditional working wine farm, set among the majestic mountains and fertile valleys in the Stellenbosch Winelands. The vineyards lie between two oceans on steep slopes of ancient mineral-rich soils in the sunny Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch.
One of the most striking features of Mooiplaas is the uneven terrain, from the meadows on the valley floor to the watershed on top of the hills. These topographical contrasts result in interesting differences in the microclimate. The different slopes and varying heights are the most important factors to consider when Tielman takes that first critical decision: the combination of cultivar and rootstock for each terroir. Cape Granite, the mother material of the soils on the estate, is prominently displayed as outcrops and domes along the hills. It is the weathering of this volcanic rock that gives rise to the soil on the farm.