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.
De Wetshof Estate Naissance Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, perfect with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Slow-Cooked Moroccan-Spiced Beef and Apricot Stew with Naartjie Co
De Wetshof Wine Estate in the Robertson Wine Appellation is known to specialise in Chardonnay and produce a range from the most delicate unwooded fruity early drinkers to some truly great Chardonnays like their Bateleur, beautifully oaked, a serious, top of the range...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
De Wetshof Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Truth be told, cooling breezes off the southerly ocean provide ideal summer temperatures for slow and even ripening and a perfect balance in the grape before it even reaches the cellar. Read...read more
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...read more
BENEFITS OF BEING A
WINE CLUB MEMBER
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
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
Bookings email: email@example.com
Meet De Wetshof winemaker Izak de Vries, interviewed by Michael Olivier