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1947

1947

The year after the death of Spilhaus, the farm was split into sections and sold off.
THE CELLARS BUILDING

THE CELLARS BUILDING

In 1991, Liz McGrath purchased what was then the sole Cellars building with the intention of restoring its historical beauty, and uplifting what was then a country guesthouse. McGrath was known at the time for her success in developing the The Plettenberg, and the...
RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX

RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX

The same year the hotel was refurbished, it was invited to join the prestigious, internationally renowned Relais & Châteaux Association. The Oregon pine staircase in the Cellars was built using original timber from the roof of the building, while the lounge still...
THE CELLARS-HOHENORT

THE CELLARS-HOHENORT

Until then, The Hohenort Hotel had been run under separate ownership on the property adjacent to the Cellars. In February 1993, McGrath took over the property and began an extensive renovation that saw the hotel reopen its doors in November of the same year. The two...

THREE CENTURIES OF GARDENING

Through these three centuries, vines, fruit, vegetables and flowers have blossomed on this land in the fertile Constantia Valley. It was in these very gardens that Mr Fisher, a former owner of the Cellars, hybridised the rose “Chris Barnard”, named after the famous...
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