Arendsig – The Home of Single Vineyard Wines
Arendsig, situated next to the Breede river in the Roberston Wine Valley.
Lourens van der Westhuizen, decided to take over the vines on his family farm to create great boutique small batch wines out of the Robertson Wine Valley.
Lourens work with the following grape varieties: Sauvignon blanc Blok, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, 1987 Colombard and Pinot Noir.
Lourens also produce small inspirational batches from grapes which they source in the Robertson Wine Valley, Grenache, Chenin blanc, Pinotage, Pinotage, Mourvedre and Merlot.
Cinci is a way of life.
It is “a little bit of” everything good, upbeat and pleasurable.
The Cinci brand brings people together and turns life into laughter.
Be it fun, happiness, love or just being present in a moment of bliss.
We cinci our choices, our friends, our lives.
It is for her, for him, for both, for all.
DE KLEINE WIJN KOÖP
Wynand & Anya Grobler is a great husband & wife team in charge of De Kleine Wijn Koöp.
Wynand in charge of the wine making process with his small team, enjoying to get his hands dirty and being involve in the process and not only giving orders.
While Anya is in charge of admin and sales etc.
Wynand source is grapes from Stellenbosch, Swartland, Walker Bay, Franschhoek, Piekenierskloof and Agter-Paarl to create great small batch wines.
Wynand work with the following grape varieties: Chenin blanc, Sémillon, Grenache, Pino Noir, Pinotage, Cinsaut, Syrah and Mouverdre.
Where passion for aviation and love for winemaking creates the perfect blend.
Some years ago Danie Morkel’s dad got stung by a bee, not knowing he was allergic for bee stungs and almost died. Out of this experience he decided that life was to short and that he always wanted to learn how to fly and bought a plain and build a runway on their family farm. Today they have a whole flying community on the farm.
Meanwhile Danie started his winemaking career at Nederburg Wines, learned a lot in his time at De Wetshof Estate and after a harvest in Origin, USA decided to start making his own wines in the old dairy on their family farm.
Danie work with the following grape varieties: Old Vine Chenin blanc, Grenche blanc, Muscat de Frontignan, Viognier, Grenache, Old Vine Cinsault, Tannat, Pinotage and Syrah.
THE HOUSE OF GM&AHRENS
In 2006, two passionate bubbly-lovers teamed up with the common goal of producing one of the finest Vintage Méthode Cap Classiques; thirteen years later the unconventional duo of Gerrit Maritz and Albert Ahrens are making their goal an annual reality.
THE FINEST GRAPES AND EXPERTISE, OUR GUARANTEE IN EVERY BOTTLE
Albert work with the following grape varieties: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Knowing Clarise Sciocatti Langeveldt since primary school, it is an exceptional honour for me to introduce you to her, Il Geco Range.
Join Clarise Sciocatti Langeveldt on her journey of exploration, creation, change and growth. The wines in the Il Geco Range are a tribute to inspirational individuals who had a meaningful impact on her life.
Artisanal Limited Maiden Releases
In celebration of the true “gechi” of the world. The adaptable, brave, daring and courageous souls who conquer misfortunes and rise above.
Clarise work with the following grape varieties: Chenin blanc. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Clarity, the meaning of Lucinda Heyns’ Latin brand name illimis.
She is a winemaker with a crystal clear winemaking philosophy and has the believe that wine should be a window to where its vineyard is rooted.
Lucinda work with the following grape varieties: Chenin blanc (PLATTER’S 5-STAR for 2019 vintage), Cinsault, Grenache noir and Pinotage.
LA BOUCHER WINES
La Boucher wines is a family owned winery run by the Boucher & Els families. Wine and family is their life. There is no place on earth like the vineyards, magical and full of life.
They source their grapes from the farm Cape View, with the iconic skyline over Table Mountain that forms part of the Bottelary Road in the Stellenbosch district.
Cooler climate from the sea breeze and old granite soils allowing production of top quality wines.
‘Our dream is for family and friends to sit around the table, sharing the love of each other’s company and also share a fine bottle of La Boucher wine.’
Kwagga work with the following grape varieties: Chenin blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Lozärn, the Swiss-German pronunciation of Lucerne.
Lozärn wines, handcrafted on Doornbosch farm, next to the Breede river, owned by the Smuts Family.
Winemaker Salóme, decided to plant 1.9ha Carménère in 2014, after falling in love with it in 2012. A vine that were mistaken for Merlot in Chile till the end of the 20th Century.
Salome work with the following grape varieties: Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
MERWIDA WINES – 7TH GENERATION FAMILY VINTERS
Located in the shadows of the Du Toitskloof Mountains along the Holsloot River the Merwida vineyards stretch over 800 hectares, making Merwida Wine Cellar one of the largest private cellars in South Africa.
The fertile soils of the Breede River Valley near Rawsonville, South Africa, have been home to the Van der Merwe Family and Merwida Winery since 1844.
7 Generation family Vintners and an impressive 6 family members involved at either the winery or the farms. Like the 6 generations before them, they are continuing to develop Merwida in a dynamic yet sustainable manner, laying a foundation of excellence and responsibility for generations to come.
Merwida farms with the following grape varieties: Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera and Muscadel.
MISCHA ESTATE WINES
After three generations of wine grape production and grafting young vines, Andrew and his family decided to use their extensive viticulture knowledge to start producing Mischa wines. They created a boutique winery with limited production of only the highest quality, hand-made wines. Now, 17 years later, they are recognized as one of the top quality boutique wine farms in South Africa.
Their wines have consistently received numerous gold or double-gold awards, top marks from both Robert Parker and John Platter and a Trophy for the Best Bordeaux Blend in South Africa from Michelangelo.
Mischa now crafts wines across four ranges so there is a style and wine for everyone to enjoy!
Their philosophy, ‘If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor; if you live according to what others think, you will never be rich.’
Andrew and Johan work with the following grape varieties: Chenin blanc, Roussanne, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.
A Sense of Place
Situated in an elevated valley of outstanding beauty, Oldenburg Vineyards is surrounded by a spectacular mountain amphitheatre.
At the heart of the farm lies Rondekop – their iconic, round hill which influences the vineyards planted on and around it, creating our extraordinary terroir.
Owner: Adrian Vanderspuy
Winemaker: Nic van Aarde
Nic work with the following grape varieties: Chenin blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache Noir and Syrah.
ORGANIC BY SOPHIE GERMANIER
Sophie’s journey in wine began when she was a young girl having been exposed to wine through her father, Jacques Germanier who was a winemaker and businessman in Switzerland. His passion and love for wine was contagious and empowered her to follow in his footsteps.
In 2014 Sophie moved to South Africa to run the family business and was then encapsulated by all aspects of the wine industry from farming organically to exporting globally. She is passionate about the environment, and believe that organic practices play an impeccable role in sustainability and the longevity of the wine industry.
In 2020, she created her own brand called Organic wine by Sophie Germanier.
Her vision is to have consumers move towards drinking more wine that is conscious about the environment and society as a whole. Through the creation of organic, sustainable wines that place quality and consciousness at the forefront of their values, Organic by Sophie Germanier will build towards that vision.
Sophie source the following organic grape varieties: Chenin blanc, Sémillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.
A 65-hectare farm.
Retaining the rich heritage of the countryside’s Proteas and fynbos, which flourish in the region, is a priority that they are deeply continuously committed to.
35 hectares are currently under vine.
Their main label was created around, the Rhodesian Ridgeback. The pedigree, character and stature of this impressive animal are reflected in their full bodied red wines.
Winemaker: Toit Wessels
Toit work with the following grape varieties: Chenin blanc, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz.
An expression of Terroir
Taking you on a journey through the wines, each barrel telling a new story of each vineyard and that specific terroir & harvest.
Philosophy – Wines are made in the vineyard.
Careful vineyard selection & close relationships with their growers is therefore key to their results, delivering consistent quality in the bottle.
Owner – Marius Snr. Burger
Marketing – Marius Jnr. Burger
Winemaker – Danie Morkel
It is all about the grapes.
Danie work with the following grape varieties: Old Bush Vine Chenin blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage and Old Bush Vine Cinsaut.
Philosophy – At Sijnn, everything we do revolves around our unique location and terroir. We believe in natural farming and natural winemaking, and focus our skills on blending Mediterranean-style varieties that are best suited to our climate.
2000 – David and Rita Trafford discovered the future Sijnn land while on holiday in Malgas.
2003 – The Traffords purchase a 125-hectare farm together with 3 minor shareholders, including Simon Farr, founder of Bibendum Wine in the U.K.
2014 – The winery opened on 24 April 2014. Charla Bosman joins the team as winemaker.
THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND
Sijnn is a true unicorn within the Cape Winelands. Located in Malgas, it was the first growth appellation in the entire region. 15km from the sea, the maritime climate is warm, but not too hot, moderated by southerly winds off the ocean late morning just about every day, especially in summer. Due to the low vigour and low yields from the poor soils and dry climate, all the vines are grown as bush vines, in a natural way adapting to their environment with gentle help from the human hand.
Charla work with the following grape varieties: Roussanne, Verdelho, Vermentino, Tempranillo, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Grenache Peluda, Carignan, Barbera, Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon
THE AHRENS FAMILY – HANDCRAFTED ADDRESS SPECIFIC WINES FROM SOUTH AFRICA
“All my wines are address specific. From a unique terroir or appellation as the French call it.
For many years my labels were blank canvas’, looked great and spoke of change in its simplicity.
In 2016 I had the idea of artistically creating a visual expression of each specific wine from each vintage.
Every bottle of our wines are individual time capsules. Capturing a place and moment in time.
I’m however in a way only a ‘liquid artist’, and hence searched for an artist who,
- loves wine
- has the ability to ‘translate’ my emotion & interpretation of each wine & vintage into a visual piece of art.
After weeks of searching we found the perfect guy, and not just any guy…
One of South Africa’s most celebrated artists, Lionel Smit…”
Albert P. Ahrens – Winemaker
Albert work with the following grape varieties: Old Vine Chenin blanc, Grenache blanc, Clairette blanche, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Mouvédre and Syrah
Taking a stand for the rebels with a cause, the dreamers, the lovers and the believers, inspiring the thinkers to become the doers.
She Is The Garajeest.
The Garajeest is a premium, handcrafted wine brand. Focused on the unconventional and a creative spirit, Callan’s dream of making wine that has edge, authenticity, character and convincingly translates the honest and down to earth character of the cultivar, is now being realised.
Callan work with the following grape varieties: Sémillon and Cabenet Franc.
VREDE EN LUST WINE ESTATE
Vrede en Lust is nestled at the foothills of the Simonsberg in South Africa’s most celebrated Franschhoek wine valley. The history of the farm dates back to 1688 and discloses a story of vision, passion and pride. Vrede en Lust is a family owned and managed wine estate. They offer award-winning boutique wines renowned for their outstanding balance, elegance and reflection of terroir.
These wines originate from their vineyards in the Paarl, Simonsberg-Paarl and Elgin areas.
Owner: Dana Buys
Winemaker: Karlin Nel
Karlin work with the following grape varieties: Sémillon, Chenin blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier
Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.