Vilafonte will only ever produce two wines. In the formative years, Winemaking Partner Zelma Long noticed that our vineyard was producing two distinctive styles. Both styles were of the highest quality, not one of them better than the other, but distinctive nonetheless. One portion of the vineyard produced a soft, rounded, fleshy and fruit driven style. The other side of our vineyard produced a bolder, more powerful and structured style. It was this realisation that lead to the emergence of Series M and Series C.
Established in Elgin in 1995, Thandi – a Xhosa word meaning ‘nurturing love’ – is a wine that niches on quality, spawned the Fairtrade trend, and uplifts and empowers previously disadvantaged communities. In 2003, Thandi became the first wine brand in the world to receive Fairtrade accreditation.
The name Thandi, is derived from the name of the daughter of one of the key role players in the community, Trevor Steyn, who was instrumental in bringing the Thandi dream to life.
Super Single Vineyards focus on the production of handcrafted wines from specially selected single vineyards throughout the Western Cape and the newly allocated Sutherland-Karoo region. Our pursuit for the finest fruit is never at an end
StoneyCroft is a small exclusive vineyard on the slopes in Devon Vale just outside the hirstorical town of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
The area nestles between the Bottelary Hills and the Simonsberg and boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world producing some of the best red wines.
The Devon View Winery was build in the early 90’s on gravity-flow system. Having new and old technology, gives our winemaking team all the tools to produce the highest quality wines from this unique area, with deep clay soils and cool climate.
Stellenrust was established in 1928 and stretches over more than 200ha of family-owned vineyards on both the Helderberg and Bottelary side of Stellenbosch. The different terroirs are conducive to the production of both high quality white and red wines, with each bottle expressing our motto - ‘Where excellence meets winemaking’. Book our facilities for conferences and weddings, or alternatively join us for ‘grape stompings’ and make your own wine. Visit our modern tasting room to experience our family legacy.
Our grapes are sourced from various vineyards owned and maintained by 16 different producers from farms surrounding the town of Stellenbosch. This world famous wine-producing region is known for the diversity of its rich agricultural soils and its moderate, Mediterranean-style climate, making it the perfect place to grow grapes to create the award winning wines we are famous for.
Stellenbosch itself represents excellent conditions and terroir for grape-growing: Stellenbosch lies at the foot of the Cape Fold mountain range, which provides soil favourable to viticulture.
The farm derives its charming name from the legendary colony of tortoises that was found in the vlei in the 1800’s. The beautiful piece of land was dubbed Skilpadvlei and has been in the hands of the Joubert family since 1917. Today, fourth generation Willie Joubert upholds the proud family tradition of harnessing the rich potential of the land with a dedicated commitment to quality. Skilpadvlei is a fully operational 78ha farm. 55ha comprises of our lush vineyards, while 3ha is dedicated to our olive groves.
In 2007, father and son Bill and Nick Spotswood, the former retired from an international confectionery business and the latter a civil engineer from Polokwane, bought a Blaauwklippen Road property in Stellenbosch’s ’Golden Triangle’ They inherited a young vineyard with Chardonnay, Shiraz, Viognier, and a rare-South -Africa red wine varietal, Durif. The first bottling of this unique grape was in 2011.
The wines in the range are sourced from vineyards in the Breede River valley, characterised by vineyards which flourish on alluvial valley soils with adequate drainage as they rest on a bed of river stones. Located east of the Drakenstein Mountains, it is a warm climate region that can be very dry and arid in some places.