David Nieuwoudt

Owner and winemaker
Cederberg Cellar
Dwarsrivier’s Industrious Innovator David Nieuwoudt is the winemaker at Cederberg and a member of the Cape Winemakers Guild.

“Keep up the standard and improve the product. Learn from the past and from those who walked the path before you and those who are walking it at present. There’s just so much to learn.”

After completing his studies at Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch, David worked at nearby Lievland wine estate for a year. At the end of 1996, he moved back to Dwarsrivier, the Nieuwoudt’s family farm in the Cederberg, where he took over the winemaking reins and started on his award-winning trajectory.

Never one to rest on his laurels or stand still for too long, David keeps entering new wine realms and adding interesting ventures to his already busy schedule. Longaví is a Chilean project with his friend Julio Bouchon. His other key projects include the internationally acclaimed Ghost Corner range, as well as the premium Five Generations wines, the Driehoek range (WO Cederberg) and two wines for the Waitrose Foundation in the UK. David also consults to a Swartland producer, Marras Wines.