Thelema Mountain Vineyards
Thelema Mountain Vineyards is situated on the South Easterly side of the Simonsberg Mountain, with vineyards sitting at elevations of 530m above sea level. These are considered to be some of the highest elevations in Stellenbosch - the high altitude and soil profile are ideal for premium wine grape production.
Thelema believes that the single most important factor of making a serious premium wine is the quality of the grapes.
Sutherland Vineyards is the sister company of Thelema Mountain Vineyards, with the vineyards located in Elgin. The wines are a true expression of the cool-climate conditions that make Elgin world renowned.
The Elgin Valley, positioned 70km southeast of Cape Town in the Overberg area, is uniquely situated on an elevated plateau, enveloped by four mountain ranges.
Sutherland Vineyards, located merely 9km from the Atlantic Ocean, at altitudes ranging from 140 to 250m above sea level, benefit from the nearby ocean, creating optimal cool climate conditions. Warm sunny days are complemented by cool nights, creating the ideal conditions for wine grape growing.
The wines are characterised by their linear, accessible, and contemporary qualities. The essence of Thelema runs through to that of Sutherland - both Thelema Mountain Vineyards and Sutherland Vineyards mirror one another. Sutherland wines are crafted and bottled at Thelema Mountain Vineyards in Stellenbosch.