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.


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,...

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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...

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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...

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Celebration of Chardonnay

Celebration of Chardonnay

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...

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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...

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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 newsletters

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.

 Operating Hours
Tasting Room

Monday to Friday
08:00 – 17:00

09:30 – 13:00

Sunday: Closed

Public Holidays:
09:30 – 13:00

Closed on Good Friday, Family Day, Day of Goodwill, Christmas Day and New Years Day

Bookings email: frontdesk@dewetshof.com


De Wetshof Wine Estate 

Tel +27(0) 23 615 1853  

Email info@dewetshof.com

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