WELCOME TO DE WETSHOF WINE ESTATE
The name De Wetshof has been synonymous with the production of fine wines in South Africa since the 1970’s. As the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley, De Wetshof has become known internationally as South Africa’s eminent Chardonnay House due to the pioneering role it played in introducing this noble Burgundian grape to the country.
The De Wet family’s winemaking heritage can, however, be traced back to 1694 when the first De Wets arrived at the Cape and immediately made a mark on the South African wine industry.
Today, De Wetshof is one of the few third generation wine estates in South Africa. Here Danie de Wet, proprietor and cellarmaster, is assisted by sons Johann (viticulture and marketing) and Peter (winemaker).
Danie is a pioneer of noble white wines in South Africa and has also introduced superior red cultivars to the Robertson Wine Valley. A graduate of the Geisenheim Institute in Germany, one of the world’s leading centres for the study of viticulture and cellar technology, De Wet’s wines express the uniqueness of the soils of De Wetshof and meticulous attention to detail, while state-of-the-art technology ensures that the work in the cellar complements the gifts of nature’s vineyards.
With its crisp white buildings, rose bushes and jacaranda trees, the Estate has become a well-known landmark in the Robertson wine valley. The cellar façade is based on the renowned and historic First Customs House in Cape Town, while the tasting room/administration offices is a replica of the Koopmans/De Wet House in Strand Street, Cape Town, dating back to 1791. Both buildings were designed by Louis Michel Thibault one of the most renowned architects of early Cape architecture.
Thousands of local and foreign tourists visit the De Wetshof winery each year for a taste of history and a glimpse into the future of South African wine.
The De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay 2019, from the vintage celebrating the 30th anniversary of this premium South African Chardonnay, showed that this style of wine is as relevant today as it was when Danie de Wet made the first Finesse in 1989. The 2019 vintage of De...
Harvest 2020 will go down as one during which the vineyards experienced four seasons in one growing and ripening period. From the time the first Chardonnay buds appeared in August 2019 to harvesting of the final red varieties was completed at the beginning of March,...
With the inevitable hum of pending seasonal festivities in the air, one eye is – as always at this time of the year – on the vineyards. Everybody is preparing for a much needed break after another busy year, but for those in the wine industry the frenetic pace of...
A wine farm in winter might not show the verdant rows of vineyards or the blooming wildflowers and trees one finds in late spring and summer. But this time of year has a beauty of its own, a dramatic one where the vines are leafless and bare, showing their knuckled...
Every two years De Wetshof ends its year on a true high. This year again saw the Celebration of Chardonnay being held for the seventh time, once again affirming its position as not only a highlight for De Wetshof and Robertson, but also for the South African wine...
As the great South African poet and author C Louis Leipoldt said, October is that most beautiful of all months. And currently we have no reason not to believe the great man's words. Spring is underway, and a rather splendid one. Just like other parts of the Western...
BENEFITS OF BEING A
WINE CLUB MEMBER
Join the De Wetshof Inner Circle
Our “Inner Circle” is a family of wine enthusiasts & connoisseurs that share the same passion & love for our wines.
The following benefits will be exclusive to the De Wetshof Inner Circle members only:
Regular special wine offers
10% discount on Cellar Door pricing
No annual membership fees or joining fee
Purchase of rare or special “Members Only” wine
Complimentary tastings (up to 4 people per visit)
Invitations to exclusive functions, launches, and openings
Pre-notification of all special offers from the Tasting Room
15% discount on Cellar Door pricing during your birthday month
Advance notification of new releases, special events and wine dinners
Quarterly newsletters of what’s happening on the farm and what to expect
Free delivery, if order is more than 24 bottles or to the value of R3000.00
Please note: De Wetshof Inner Circle membership only available to South African citizens.
Monday to Friday
08:00 – 17:00
09:30 – 13:00
09:30 – 13:00
Closed on Good Friday, Family Day, Day of Goodwill, Christmas Day and New Years Day
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De Wetshof Wine Estate
Tel +27(0) 23 615 1853