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Stellakaya is a family owned boutique winery that handcrafts red wines from carefully selected vineyards in the Stellenbosch region of the Cape of Good Hope.  Ntsiki Biyela is the first black, South African female winemaker hand selected by Nelson Mandela to learn the trade. She won South Africa’s women winemaker of the year award in 2010.

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View our varietals below.


  • Stellakaya Hercules

    91%Sangiovese, 9%Cabernet Sauvignon | Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Hand picked grapes are cold soaked for 3 days, fermented openly experiencing Malolactic fermentation in the bottle and aged in oak for 24 months. This medium bodied wine displays layers of dry, red fruits with hints of sweetness of sundried tomato. Well balanced with good acidity complimenting many Italian inspired dishes; Bouillabaisse and risotto with mushrooms, veal and Parmesan cheese.

    Inspired by the constellation Hercules, the giant red is Rasalgethi. Hercules is known as “the Hero” after completing “the twelve labors”. An appropriate name, as we can assure you, winemaker Ntsiki Biyela labored over this wine pretty intensively!
  • Stellakaya Orion

    60%Cabernet Sauvignon, 20%Merlot, 20%Cabernet Franc | Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Hand picked grapes are cold soaked for 3 days, fermented openly experiencing Malolactic Fermentation in the bottle and aged in 100% new French oak. This full-bodied Bordeaux-style blend exhibits layers of dark fruits, cassis and hints of earth truffle notes. Well structured with balanced tannins, this spicy wine is ready to drink now with cellaring potential. Stews and rich dishes like Osso Bucco are complimentary pairings with this wine.

    This wine is inspired by the constellation Orion, whose brightest star is the red giant called Betelgeuse and is one thousand times larger than the sun. Try the wine and you’ll see why - this Bordeaux-style blend is big, bold, and beautiful.
  • Stellakaya Cabernet Sauvignon

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon | Stellenbosch, South Africa

    An intense, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with complex palate and cassis spice richness. Pair with rich foods, like portabello mushrooms, meats, pasta, and good friends.

    The Cabernet Sauvignon is inspired by the brightest star in Scorpios, Antares, a “giant red” which forms the heart of the scorpion, as seen on the label.

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