Sterhuis (Star House) Estate Produces Stellar Wines Sterhuis Estate is ideally located for the grapes to be caressed by crisp ocean breezes. The rich coffee-coloured soil and cool climate provides rich nuances of flavor to the variety of grapes grown on the estate. The estate was purchased by Andre Kruger in 1980 and produced grapes for market. When Johan joined his father in 1998, Sterhuis Estates became a winery and Johan manager/winemaker using naturalistic, holistic approaches. Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Merlot, and Chardonnay, planted in different locations to maximize flavor and processed in a hands-on style that have earned Johan many awards, the results are harmonious tastes with surprising character. Sterhuis means ‘star house’ reflected from the many awards won by the stars of wine.