Devonvalley general information

Accommodation

The Devon Valley Hotel’s 50 stylishly furnished guest rooms reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel while enjoying unobstructed views of the mountains, vineyards and olive groves.

Devonvalley rooms

Rooms

The spacious Luxury rooms and Executive suites are the hotel’s premier offering, ideal for a romantic escape or a rejuvenating retreat.

Flavours Restaurant

Flavours Restaurant

Flavours restaurant has an elegant and welcoming ambience and promises to offer guests authentic, contemporary Cape cuisine in a picturesque setting.

Cedarwood Lounge & Bar

Cedarwood Lounge & Bar

The cosy Cedarwood bar & lounge is home to one of the most definitive collections of single malt whiskies in South Africa.

Vineyard Terrace

Vineyard Terrace

The Vineyard Terrace with breath-taking views over the valley, vineyards and Helderberg mountains is the ideal spot for al Fresco dinning or a glass of wine at sunset.

Le Venue at the House of J.C. Le Roux

Le Venue at the House of J.C. Le Roux

Le Venue at the House of JC le Roux offers a chic venue with beautiful views and excellent sparkles.

Devonvalley Conferencing

Conferencing

The Hotel offers six fully air-conditioned conference venues with an abundance of natural light.

Devonvalley Weddings

Weddings

The unforgettable country charm and style of the Hotel provides the ideal place to create memories that will last a life time.

SylvanVale Vineyards

SylvanVale Vineyards

The Devon Valley Hotel is surrounded by its own working SylvanVale Vineyards that produce handmade boutique style wines that are only available for sale to guests to the property.

SylvanVale Wine & Flavours Food canapé tastings

SylvanVale Wine & Food pairings

Gourmet Food and SylvanVale wine pairings are available all year round in Flavours Restaurant.

Devonvalley Whisky Tastings

Whisky Tastings

Gourmet Food and SylvanVale wine pairings are available all year round in Flavours Restaurant.

Devon Valley Detour

Devon Valley Detour

The Devon Valley Detour offers an unforgettable journey through the picturesque Devon Valley. Experience the abundance of flavours and renowned wines of the Vintners of Devon Valley.

History of The Devon Valley Hotel

History of The Devon Valley Hotel

The original timber-framed building was built in 1947 and initially called the Cedarwood Hotel. It was renamed The Devon Valley Hotel in the early nineteen sixties.

Devonvalley Video Tour

Video Tour

View our video tour here.

Devonvalley Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

The Devon Valley supports various responsible business practices including the Thembalitsha Foundation’s Graceland school situated directly opposite the hotel that caters for the underprivileged immediate community.

HS&V Hospitality Management

HS&V Hospitality Management

HS&V Hospitality Management provides hotels, restaurants and resort owners with turnkey management and marketing solutions.

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Sylvanvale Vineyards

About SylvanVale

SylvanVale is the estate comprising the vineyards surrounding the historic Devon Valley Hotel. Built in 1947, the hotel is a much-loved Stellenbosch landmark, and generations of Stellenbosch residents have fond memories of enjoying a drink or a meal while sitting on the hotel terrace overlooking the vineyards. It is these vineyards which now produce the SylvanVale wines.

Grapes have been grown on the property since the 1960s. Today these are some of the flagship vineyards in the Devon Valley, and the south-east facing slopes with their rich red soils now produce superb Pinotage, Cabernet and Chenin Blanc cultivars. Viticulturist Lorna Hughes, who has been instrumental in the renaissance of the property, implements a programme of total quality management, with rigorous bunch selection throughout the year, resulting in intensely flavoured and ultra ripe fruit – the basis of SylvanVale’s big, bold wines.

SylvanVale wine tasting is available at the Cedarwood Lounge & Bar Mondays to Saturdays between 11:00 – 18:00 at R25 per person for 4 wines.

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Devon Valley & Vintners

Devon Valley is one of Stellenbosch’s best-kept secrets, both scenically and viticulturally. Vines have flourished here since the 18th century and it has an enviable reputation, not only for the red wines that have been made here, but also as a source of premium grapes. Bertrams winery carried the flag for many years. More recently the valley has rapidly gained recognition as one of the world’s premium red wine sites due to the efforts of Middelvlei, Louisvale, Clos Malverne, Devon Hill and Hidden Valley. Distell’s sparkling wine house, J.C. le Roux, has also settled here.

The new Ward, demarcated in 1997, within the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin runs north/south and lies to the west and alongside the village of Stellenbosch. Through it runs a tiny river, the Veldwachtersrivier, or Shepherds Creek, which joins up with the Eerste Rivier (First River). The valley is open to the south and demarcated by low hills on the other sides. The total area is 2 000ha, while that under vine is 705ha. Most of the vineyards are red.

The slopes of the valley are generally blessed with very good, deep soils formed by decomposed sandstone. Their colour is either yellow or red-brown and they have a fairly high clay fraction, though it is well dispersed. At the bottom of the valley the soils are generally poorer and mainly alluvial, often grey-white in colour, under which lies a fairly hard clay layer which limits these soils.

The eight wine producers in the valley have recently formed the Devon Valley Vintners’ Association. Its charter commits the members to practices that benefit the community, the environment and the quality of the valley’s produce. All wineries that use grapes from the valley are entitled to label these as “Wine of Origin Devon Valley”.

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