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  Oldenburg Vineyards' cellardoor officially opened

25 Nov 2011

Topics: Adrian Vanderspuy, Glen Carlou, Kelly Hoppen, Nick Brandt, Oldenburg Vineyards, Rustenberg, Simon Beerstecher, Simon Thompson, wine

Up-and-coming Stellenbosch winery Oldenburg Vineyards, magnificently sited in the Banhoek Valley outside Stellenbosch, has officially opened its cellardoor building, which houses the tasting room, vinoteque and offices.

The structure was designed by celebrated Cape Town architect Simon Beerstecher (responsible for the makeovers of Glen Carlou and Rustenberg), and is described as modern yet rooted in its natural surroundings and African heritage, with a combination of wooden beams forming a central apex for the thatched roof and intricate lighting design illuminating the entrance pathway of trees, fountain and ceramic planters.

Notable features include limited-edition photographs by artists Nick Brandt, Bill Armstrong, Joseph McGlennon and Marc Stanes, dual-facing fireplace (perfect for winter winetastings), a relaxing lounge area, verandas with tables for summer tastings and cheese platters, and full-height glass windows and doors affording unobstructed views over the fynbos garden and vines to the peaks of the Jonkershoek and Franschhoek mountains.

Interior design is by renowned Cape Town-born, now London-based interior designer Kelly Hoppen, whose brief was to create a comfortable and homely interior using exclusively African products and furnishings.

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