Our History
Wine has been made in the Durbanville area from the end of the 17th century but it wasn't until the late 1990s when Durbanville Hills Wines was established. Seven grape farmers and Distell agreed to build a cellar as part of a joint venture to make their own wine and today there are nine member producers.

About Plaisir de Merle
The history of Plaisir de Merle is a story of exceptional people who helped create a proud viticultural heritage that lives on today.

Johan du Preez: CEO - Game Reserve & Rooiberg Winery
I am a firm believer in managing change and that if you cannot adapt to what happens around you, you will stagnate and fall behind the rest of the pack.

The Beck Family Philanthropic Trusts Initiatives
A passionate commitment towards education and empowerment It was Graham and Rhona Beck’s passion to ensure that quality and integrity go hand in hand. Their long term vision to uplift and enrich peoples’ lives is a powerful legacy which continues to inspire and guide us today.

Our Environmental Practices
The team at Neil Ellis Wines believes in responsible environmental practices. We aim to respect the soil, cut water use, recycle and reduce energy use and greenhouse emmissions. We are a member of the IPW, a voluntary environmental sustainability scheme, and comply to their regulations.

Environmental Awareness
Viticulturist Simon Grier has always been a keen supporter of maintaining environmentally friendly vineyard practices. The farm has not sprayed insecticides for over fifteen years and a flock of 1000 Peking ducks are responsible for some natural pest control.

Our Range of Unique Wines
Durbanville Hills winery draws its grapes from a group of neighbouring historic farms, mostly established at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries.

KWV Contemporary Collection
The KWV Contemporary Collection is a range of everyday occasion wines that welcome new wine consumers.

KWV Classic Collection
The KWV Classic Collection is a range of stylish and sophisticated wines with a South African heart, reserved for the discerning wine drinker in search of a rewarding experience. Special occasions and celebrations are enhanced by KWV Classic Collection - truly wines to impress.

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Range
Cut deep into the slopes of the Papegaaiberg, on the outskirts of the historic town of Stellenbosch, lies a famous landmark in the winelands.