In Their Words
Stony Brook History & Location
The McNaught family fell in love with Franschhoek in the late 1980s, when Nigel and Joy McNaught decided to purchase a piece of land and begin their journey in to wine. The focus from the beginning was on crafting premium-quality wines that reflected the area and the styles of wine that excited them.
Several years later, they sold this farm and sought a smaller property that would better aid them in creating the wines that they had dreamed of. In 1995 they purchased an old fruit farm, now known as Stony Brook.
With a strong focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Semillon and Chardonnay, the McNaught family replanted the entire farm to vines and built a small cellar in which to produce the first wines under the Stony Brook label.
Visit the vineyard and experience superb wine tastings and great hospitality, just 5 kilometres outside of the beautiful village of Franschhoek, an hour from Cape Town.
Stony Brook Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open Mon to Thu 10am-4.30pm, Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 10am-1pm (pre-booking essential).
We are closed Sundays & Public Holidays. All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Stony Brook Wine Tasting
While we produce a large array of wines, they are all made in small volumes, each expressing a unique sense of place and balance. In summer, we invite you to sit outside and soak up the sun, or in winter our fireplace will warm you inside our cosy tasting area.
Wine Tasting Prices
Our tastings are charged at R100pp and includes 6 wines. The tasting fee is refunded on the purchase of wine to the value of R300pp. Pre-booking is essential.
Stony Brook Restaurants
There is no restaurant at Stony Brook, however Franschhoek with its large choice of restaurants is just 5 kilometres away.
Stony Brook Tours & Activities
Currently Stony Brook do not offer cellar or farm tours however please contact them if you have a specific request.
Stony Brook Accommodation
Tucked away against the foothills of the Franschhoek mountains, our 5 self-catering cottages offer a relaxed getaway in Africa’s food and wine capital.
The cottages sleep either 2 or 4 adults, are unpretentious but well-appointed and are situated above our boutique wine farm and cellar. Facilities include a small communal pool, kitchenettes, wood burning fireplace (wood extra), Weber braai (BBQ) and bathrooms with showers. Please note there are no TVs or air conditioning.
Prices start from R950 per cottage per night, based on 2 people sharing for 2 nights in low season (winter). Special rates for 1 night or 7+ night stays, plus winter specials, are available. Please refer to the website for details.
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