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.


Winter 2019

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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The Chardonnay Way

Without Chardonnay, Dom Perignon would never have uttered the words: “come quickly, I am tasting the stars.” Without Chardonnay, Winston Churchill would have been less inspired to fight for Champagne. Read...

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De Wetshof Estate The Site Chardonnay Bags Top 100 SA Wines

A commitment to site-specific Chardonnay helped De Wetshof Estate in Robertson achieve Top 100 SA Wine and Double Platinum status at the recent Top 100 SA/National Wine Challenge Awards. This award went to The Site 2016, one of the five Chardonnays in De Wetshof’s...

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Chardonnay Mastery in Robertson Wine Valley

The Robertson Wine Valley has once again demonstrated its ability to produce Chardonnay that shines on a world stage, with two wines from the region excelling at the recently held Chardonnay du Monde in France. In addition, one of the winning wines, De Wetshof’s Bon...

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10% discount on all De Wetshof wine purchases.
Free deliveries within South Africa for once-off purchases exceeding R3000.
Invitations to Wine Dinners and Tastings at De Wetshof Estate

 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, Workers’ Day, 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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The #dewetshofestate unwooded Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2019 scores 90 points & earns Silver in the 50th edition of @theIWSC
#BonVallon has a brisk and clean freshness leading into a wide spectrum of classic flavours including citrus, wild flowers & grilled nuts.
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