For those who are looking to add a relaxed, casual estate to their winelands tour, this is the place. Knorhoek Estate, set on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain just 10 minutes from Stellenbosch, is a small estate, but offers a nice setting for a wine tasting. At the time of initial settlement in the late 1700's, there were problems with leopards predating livestock, hence, the logo of the vineyard is a leopard. There is a small 7 room guesthouse on the estate and they also arrange horseback vineyard tours.
While you're there, be sure to take home a bottle of their unlabeled red: it's a bargain and tastes just as good as the more expensive reds available at neighboring Stellenbosch vineyards.