Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen means "situated far away". Vergelegen has received numerous local and international accolades for the quality of its wines. The first vines were planted at Vergelegen in 1700 by founder Willem Adriaan van der Stel. The climate at Vergelegen is mild due to its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean at False Bay some six kilometres away. It has world renowned handcrafted wines.