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For the past few years a number of wine enthusiasts based in and around Durbanville have been crafting handmade wines in some extremely interesting places, including; a meat locker, an old subterranean dam, horse stables, and even a doctor’s surgery (one of us does make wine in his garage, but we do not see ourselves as “garagistes” – we are serious winemakers with the necessary infrastructure and technology to make top-quality, premium wines).

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De Vallei

Nikie De Villiers - 082 413 3564
Natasha Diedericks - 072 279 1429
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Klein Roosboom

Karin de Villiers  - 082 784 5102
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Russo Wines

Henk Rossouw
Terèsa Rossouw - 082 466 8434
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Eureka

Lohra Pienaar - 082 579 1631
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Nomada

Riaan Oosthuizen - 083 280 7690
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Welbeloond

Andrew Mellish - 082 509 0224
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Galleon

Andries Brink - 021 976 8129
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Phizante Kraal

Andre Brink - 082 570 0641
Ronelle Brink - 082 297 7549
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Westerdale

Magdaleen Kroon - 082 499 0198
Carin Stewart - 082 664 0572
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Hermit on the Hill

Pieter de Waal - 083 357 3864
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Signal Gun

M.J. De Wit - 083 400 2317
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Maison de Teijger

Charl van Teijlingen - 083 456 9410
Danél van Teijlingen - 073 303 1502
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Vin de Francois

Francois Kritzinger  - 082 564 5738
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About

In mid-2008 a number of these winemakers met at the Kronendal Winery in Durbanville to share winemaking tips and marketing know-how. The first get-together was attended by an unprecedented number of amateur winemakers, keen to share ideas and learn from one another. The Durbanville Boutique Wine Association (DBWA) was born from the need to create a more formal structure.

We are extremely proud to present the thirteen producers who got their hands (and in some cases even feet!) dirty to create some really special wines that showcase originality, love and careful attention. While our total production is far less than the smallest of the established Durbanville wine producers, we believe that our access to some of the best grapes allow us to make authentic wine, which represent the unique “terroir” of Durbanville.

Currently we make a range of wines, with a special focus on Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Bordeaux blends, Rhone blends and even a traditionally made Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wine.

The members of the DBWA are:


Karin de Villiers (Chairperson) – Klein Roosboom

Our chairperson is a dedicated mother of three and wife to Durbanville Hills grape-grower, Jean. Karin makes Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Méthode Cap Classique from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to complement her sparkling personality.

Nikie de Villiers and Natasha Diedericks (Secretary) – De Vallei

Son of Durbanville Hills grape-grower Koos, Nikie is landlord to a number of other micro-producers at the De Vallei winery on the Tygerberg Valley Road. He makes Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. A keen surfer, he recently came third in the annual Winemakers Classic in 2008.

Terèsa and Henk Rossouw (Treasurer) – Russo Wines

After too many years in the corporate world, Henk and Terèsa Rossouw did what many of their business colleagues only dream of – they converted their small farm just outside Durbanville into a boutique wine estate and are now producing a very elegant classic Bordeaux blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot).

M.J. de Wit and Estani Brand – Signal Gun

Son of legendary Durbanville Hills grape-grower, Ryk de Wit. MJ is one of the original Durbanville micro-producers and made his first wines (including Sauvignon Blanc and a Bordeaux blend) in 2004.

Lohra Pienaar – Eureka

Lohra owns and manages her own 4 hectare Shiraz vineyard and makes wine in what used to be horse stables. This energetic Pilates instructor makes “well-balanced” wine and is supported by husband Jaco and their two children.

Magdaleen Kroon – Westerdale

Personal attention is the motto in the tiny vineyard (0.6 hectare) of Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo and Viognier on Kronendal smallholding. Magdaleen’s Rhône blend is called “Mirari” (Latin: to wonder at) to honour passionate friends and family members who assist each harvest.

Pieter de Waal – Hermit on the Hill

Made his first wine from grapes sourced from Bloemendal in 2000 (one 30 litre beer keg of Merlot).  Now makes Syrah with grapes from Durbanville, Grenache and Pinot Noir from Stellenbosch and Syrah from Paarl. He also regularly works the harvest in France.

Andrew Mellish – Welbeloond

Andrew is the son of a Durbanville Hills grape grower and one of the group’s qualified winemakers. He makes an elegant, low-alcohol (12%) Merlot and enjoys playing guitar in his free time.

Charl van Teijlingen – Maison de Teijger

An anaesthetist and Cape Wine Master, Charl makes a range of authentic wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, a Bordeaux blend, Pinotage, Shiraz, and even Ruby Cabernet.

Andries Brink – Galleon Wines

Andries Brink, well known for his contributions to the science and art of cardiology has now turned to the art and science of wine-making. From a long life interest in the heart and its well-being, this wine is heart-warming for that special occasion.

The name of the wine derives from the well-known Portuguese ship and relates to our Portuguese heritage. They were the first to discover and sail round the Southern shores of Africa. It also refers to the delicate and unique fish to our waters, the Galjoen, which is the Afrikaans for Galleon.

Francois Kritzinger – Vin de Francois

Our other doctor in the group hails from Welgemoed. Francois sources grapes for his Sauvignon Blanc from Bloemendal’s famous “Suider-Terras” vineyard.

Riaan Oosthuizen – Nomada Wines

Riaan is our other full-time, qualified winemaker and often consults for some of the other members. Previously at Nitida and Durbanville Hills, he recently moved to Capaia Wines in Philadelphia. His own range includes Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blend.

André (Oubaas) Brink – Phizante Kraal

In 1698 Governor Simon van der Stel granted the farm Phizante Kraal to its first owner – Captain Oloff Bergh. By 1756, 40 000 vines had already been established. In 1897 the Brink family acquired the farm. Although they produced grapes over the years it was only recently under the watchful eye of winemaker Thys Louw that the first Cabernet Sauvignon was bottled under the Phizante Kraal label.

Our Wine

De Vallei

Son of Durbanville Hills grape-grower Koos, Nikie is landlord to a number of other micro-producers at the De Vallei winery situated on Morgenster Farm on the Tygerberg Valley Road.

He makes Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. A keen surfer, he recently came third in the annual Winemakers Classic in 2008.
Natasha looks after all the niggling bits of admin associated with winemaking and is also the secretary of the Durbanville Boutique Wine Association.

Eureka

Eureka Boutique Wines is operated from the Family Estate - Eureka. Situated in the heart of the Durbanville wine valley, the estate’s height above sea level, early morning sun, and cool sea breezes influence the flavour of the wines created at their Boutique Winery.

Eureka’s vineyards were planted in 2002, but it was only in 2005, after patiently nurturing the vines, that they had their first harvest! Under the watchful eye of the father and son duo, Pieter and Jaco, the family transformed the farm’s old horse stable into the boutique wine cellar, where the 800 exclusive bottles of Eureka Shiraz 2005 were made. Jaco’s wife, Lohra, with her great passion for both vine and grape, took up the reins as winemaker in 2006, bottling her first wine – the second addition to the family – Eureka Shiraz 2006. She is currently watching the promising young wines as they mature in their oak barrels until the classes of 2007 and 2008 are ready to graduate!

Eureka prides itself on the uniqueness of its wine – from picking and pressing the grapes, to blending, bottling and labelling the wine. Each step in the winemaking process is done by the eager hands of the family, with both young and old contributing to the success of the end product!

Apart from Eureka’s Boutique Winery, the estate is also renowned for its wedding and function venue, Eureka Receptions – where guests are lavishly spoilt with superb food and wine.

Galleon

Andries Brink, well known for his contributions to science and art of medicine has turned to the art and science of winemaking.

From a long life interest in the heart and its well being, his wines are heart-warming for that special occasion.

Made from quality grapes grown in the cool coastal Durbanville area, minimal intervention by the winemaker allows this cultivar to express its full-bodied natural character.

The name Galleon drives from the well-known ship and relates to our Portuguese heritage. They were the first to discover and sail around the Southern shores of Africa. It also refers to the site at which the wine is made, close to the sea in front of a place popular to fisherman, known as Galjoen gat (hole) where the delicate and unique fish to our waters, the Galjoen, which is the Afrikaans for Galleon, is to be found.

We strive for quality associated with the joy of the wine. Grapes come from the centuries old Diemersdal Wine Estate of the Louw family in Durbanville.

Galleon wines, white and red, are made to satisfy everyone’s taste.

With various vintages, Andries Brink, winemaker & Garagiste, proves that he has reached a high individual quality for his distinctive wine label.

Hermit on the Hill

Pieter de Waal, owner and winemaker of Hermit on the Hill Wines, is described by the Platter Guide as “… stubborn as an ox and ornery as an ostrich - and he only makes wine when he has the time and inspiration”.

After dabbling in the dark arts of economics and attaining an MBA at the University of Stellenbosch, he started pursuing his career in wine.  It all started with running a wine shop, Vinotage, in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, after which he had the opportunity to assist Mark Savage MW in his wine import, export and distribution business in the United Kingdom.  At the same time he completed the Advanced Certificate at the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) in London.  After this he returned to South Africa to head up Paarl Vintners, followed by a stint of marketing the Durbanville Wine Valley.

He made his first wine from grapes sourced from Bloemendal (one 30 litre beer keg of Merlot that never completed malolactic fermentation).  Hermit on the Hill Wines were launched with a maiden vintage 2000 Syrah made in conjunction with Clive Kerr of Coleraine Wines and till today this partnership exists and has grown to include Syrah from Paarl and Durbanville, Pinot Noir as well as Grenache and, hopefully soon, a blend of Syrah, Mourvédre, Grenache and Cinsaut as well as a Viognier.  “The Rhône is in my blood” states De Waal, with one of his ancestors credited with having planted the first Syrah vines at the Cape in the late 18th century.  His total production has grown from 2 400 bottles per year to approximately 10 000 bottles.

He regularly works the harvest with university buddy, Ciaran Rooney, at Domaine des Anges in the South of France.  Although not making Sauvignon blanc, he has acted as the secretary of the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group (SBIG) for the last few years as he believes that this is the grape variety showing the most promise to become South Africa’s signature white grape variety.

He is a registered tourist guide for the Western Cape specialising in wine tourism.

In his free time he takes his Airedale terrier, Woester, on long and uncomforable trips in a 1959 Land Rover while playing the music of Gogol Bordello as loudly as possible.

Klein Roosboom

The chairperson of the Durbanville Boutique Wine Association is a dedicated mother of three and wife to Durbanville Hills grape-grower, Jean. Karin makes Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Méthode Cap Classique from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to complement her sparkling personality.

Maison de Teijger

An anaesthetist and Cape Wine Master, Charl makes a range of authentic wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, a Bordeaux blend, Pinotage, Shiraz, and even Ruby Cabernet.

Nomada

Riaan is our other full-time, qualified winemaker and often consults for some of the other members. Previously at Nitida and Durbanville Hills, he recently moved to Capaia Wines in Philadelphia. His own range includes Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blend.

Russo

After too many years in the corporate world, Henk and Terèsa Rossouw did what many of their business colleagues only dream of - they converted their small farm just outside Durbanville into a boutique wine estate and are now producing a very elegant classic Bordeaux blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot).

Signal Gun

Son of legendary Durbanville Hills grape-grower, Ryk de Wit. MJ is one of the original Durbanville micro-producers and made his first wines (including Sauvignon Blanc and a Bordeaux blend) in 2004. 

Vin de Francois 

Our other doctor in the group hails from Welgemoed. Francois sources grapes for his Sauvignon Blanc from Bloemendal’s famous “Suider-Terras” vineyard.

Welbeloond

Andrew is the son of a Durbanville Hills grape grower and one of the group’s qualified winemakers. He makes an elegant, low-alcohol (12%) Merlot and enjoys playing guitar in his free time.

Westerdale 

Personal attention is the motto in the tiny vineyard (0.6 hectare) of Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo and Viognier on Kronendal smallholding. Magdaleen’s Rhône blend is called “Mirari” (Latin: to wonder at) to honour passionate friends and family members who assist each harvest.


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