About Thelema Mountain Vineyards
Welcome to Thelema Mountain Vineyards, a family-owned and managed wine estate nestled in the breathtaking Simonsberg Mountain range in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The estate proudly produces Thelema and Sutherland wines, marking the beginning of a legacy that started when Gyles Webb abandoned his accounting career in Durban to pursue winemaking.
In 1983, with the support of his wife’s family, the McLeans, Gyles purchased Thelema, restored the manor house, and released the first wines under Thelema label in 1988. The estate’s success soared in the mid-90s, making it one of the most sought-after wine estates in South Africa. The Webb family regards Thelema as “one of the most beautiful places on earth.” As Thelema in Stellenbosch thrived, Gyles sought to establish a second vineyard, leading to the purchase of an idyllic farm in the incredible Elgin region in 2002.