The Stellenbosch tourism office writes:
The town of Stellenbosch dates back to 1679 and the first vineyards were planted in 1679.  The Stellenbosch Wine Route was founded in 1971.

Stellenbosch 360, who looks after the interests of tourists to Stellenbosch, provides the following guidelines for prospective visitors:
There is much to see and do in and around Stellenbosch, so plan your trip in advance to avoid any hassles or loss of leisure time.

August sees the approach of spring after an exceptionally cold winter. While many complain about the low temperatures, locals know that a cold winter normally results in an exceptionally good wine crop, so we gratefully accept our lot, knowing what awaits us.

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