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’s Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2018 has been adjudged one of the top 15 wines in this year’s Chardonnay du Monde, the world’s leading competition for wines made from the noble white grape of Burgundy. Some 696 wines from 36 countries were judged by a panel of...read more
While the early low-sugar Chardonnay for Cap Classique was being harvested from the middle of January in dry, mild conditions, picking the bulk of the estate’s grapes for its famous Chardonnay terroir-specific range only got underway in mid-February. Read...read more
Agri Western Cape’s Young Farmer of the year for 2018, Johann de Wet of De Wetshof Wine Estate, tells Glenneis Kriel how he and his brother, Peter, are keeping their family’s wine-making legacy alive. Being the son of legendary winemaker Danie de Wet could easily have...read more
This herb and fennel crusted salmon might just be my new favourite way to eat it. I love salmon raw, poached, grilled and pan-fried, but this flavour packed crust gives it an amazing texture and it’s so easy to do. I really love recipes that kind of cook themselves...read more
Johann de Wet, CEO of De Wetshof Estate in Robertson, has been announced as Agri Western Cape’s Young Farmer of the Year for 2018. This brings him into contention for the national title, to be awarded later this year. Speaking via Skype from Texas where he is on wine...read more
Two of De Wetshof classic Chardonnays both notched up scores of 93pts in the April edition of the Wine Spectator Insider. Renowned judge James Molesworth bestowed these points on the De Wetshof Finesse 2017 (Lesca, in the USA) as well as for the Estate’s flagship...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, Workers’ Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day
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