Background

Steenberg has been owned by Johnnies Industrial Corporation Limited since 1990. The company, a large Johannesburg based industrial holding and property group has painstakingly restored the historic Werf area of the farm which includes the circa 1740 manor house and Jonkershuis (young mans house), barn and the original wine cellar. Since then the farmstead including the Manor House and the other buildings theron has been declared a National Monument in terms of the War Graves and National Monument Act of 1969. The main gable is the only surviving example of its type in the Cape Peninsula. It is a convex-concave or “holbol” outlined by heavy mouldings in a small keystone.

Steenberg, in addition to being a premier wine estate has been developed to include an 18-hole championship golf course and residential development. Johnnic (Johnnies Industrial Corporation Ltd) has throughout the development of the estate taken great care to ensure that all aspects of the development are handled by a team of professionals who are recognised leaders in their respective fields.

The golf course, designed by Peter Matkovich, is in keeping with the natural environment and complements the indigenous character of the estate. The individual holes mirror the environmental diversity of the area providing a varied and unique character to the course.

Great care has also been taken in the design of the clubhouse. It is intended that the clubhouse be complimentary and compatible with the existing buildings on the Werf and they provide a relaxed and informal, yet functional environment for all the members.

The 210 residential erven all have direct frontage onto the fairways providing a “park like” setting and an open vista extending significantly beyond the boundaries of the properties themselves. Design of the homes is strictly controlled and all conform to a set of architectural and urban design guidelines which ensures that absolute care is taken in all aspects of design. Particular emphasis was placed on ensuring that the development is in keeping with the natural attributes of the valley and the architectural heritage of the historical buildings. In this way, a distinctive and consistent architectural style was designed to create a secure and private environment for the residents who now have the added benefit of easy access to the proposed restaurant and guest accommodation, as well as to the other facilities of the wine estate.

STEENBERG VINEYARDS
BUSINESS HOURS
9am-4:30pm Mondays to Fridays
Saturdays – 9:30am to 1:30pm
Closed on Sundays
Public Holidays open 9:30am to 1:30pm
Cellar tours by appointment – Mondays to Fridays at 10am and 3pm.

Tel: +27 21 713-2211
Fax: +27 21 713-2201
e-Mail: info@steenbrg.co.za
P.O. Box 224, Steenberg, 7947, South Africa