The large estate is located on Helderberg in the South African wine-growing district Stellenbosch (Coastal Region). It was founded in 1700 by Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel, son of the famous wine pioneer Simon van der Stel (1639-1712), founded. The name means "remote", which meant the time to be mastered by means of ox carts large distance to Cape Town. As the English Queen Elizabeth II (* 1926) in 1995 for the first time after 48 years again South Africa Vergelegen was the only winery she visited. The total property comprises approximately 3,000 hectares. It is fruit-growing, dairy, and on about 105 hectares of vineyards and viticulture operated. Two restaurants are connected.
After several changes of ownership, the farm was bought in 1987 by the "Anglo American Farms Limited", which had an octagonal built on a hill wine cellar built. This basement has four production levels, three of which are underground. The top one serves for the grape delivery, followed by those for the red wine fermentation, the pressing, the tanks and bottling plants and in the last and coolest level store the wooden barrels. This gradient brings a work-relief and spares the wines. Responsible cellar master is André van Rensburg. It will be the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Chardonnay. Merlot. Pinot Noir. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon cultured. The flagship of the house is "Vergelegen" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot), which is 22 months in new French barriques is expanded. He is one of the best South African red wines in the world Bordeaux style, Every year around half a million bottles of wine are produced.