The Wines

Ankerman - Meander - Palesa - Groot Eland - Daschbosch


The Huguenot Tunnel transports you to a world where toutrek is the most popular sport and you are greeted with a warm wave by every passer-by. Where people know every family for miles and can recite their line of descendants.
"The only normal people are the one’s you don’t know very well." - Alfred Adler.
A little left of centre. Says who exactly? Normal is as normal does in the Breedekloof Valley. In the Breedekloof Valley people take your most peculiar attribute, give you an affectionate nickname and forget your real name. It's a place where people understand that the earth can give you all the resources you need. Where even time is told by the fall of the Horologekrans shadow. A valley where the mysterious Malkopklip turns in the soil every night, on the stroke of midnight.

It's a compelling and fascinating attitude of embracing quirks and oddities rather than stifling them. So like the true nature of this valley it would be considered madness not to share its gifts with others.
The Ankerman lifestyle range is a top quality, value for money wine that encapsulates the quirks and eccentricities of life in the valley and gives the drinker some authentic tales to tell.
Wine from a valley just a little left of centre!


We believe that life is a journey, not a race. No competitors, just travelling partners. The finish line doesn't exist because we're still trying to figure out where we're going. In a world where everything is constantly getting bigger, better and faster we understand that less is more. Do less things but do them with your entire heart.
"To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target." - Ashleigh Brilliant [English Author and Cartoonist, b. 1933.]

Take a moment to veer off the straight and narrow and wander along the mountain path. You might just find what you were looking for ... Life surprises you when you least expect it. Allow it to. Take an afternoon nap on the grass. Jump into a swimming pool with your clothes on. Walk around barefoot. Wake up as late as your body chooses. Ignore the tick of the clock. Know that there's always time for one more with friends. Laugh loudly, cry deeply, dance, fall and stand up again. Embrace life with an open heart.
Meander is the easy drinking wine for the unpretentious drinker.
Take a minute to soak it in. Relax and enjoy the moment. The best things in life are free!

Palesa reflects the magnificent balance of qualities that characterise women. The softer virtues of compassion and empathy complemented by the stronger virtues of determination and willpower. It specifically embodies the richness and fullness of South African women. Their unbreakable spirit and exceptional durability.
"The strength of a woman can carry the weight of the world."
African women are the mothers of the nation, the pillars of strength. They are the country's conscience and the social glue that keeps us all together.
They create change which is what Fairtrade is built upon. Through our Palesa sales we support various community projects and positive change.

To read more about Fairtrade click here.
Groot Eiland
The unusual name Groot Eiland, meaning big island, is derived from the fact that our cellar and its farms are literally surrounded by the water of the great Breede and Molenaars rivers.
Groot Eiland is an expression of all that is good in the soil, vines and terroir of the Breedekloof Valley. Groot Eiland offers you an introduction across all varietals. It is a quality, vineyard specific wine, that ages well.
Groot Eiland is an expressive wine to be enjoyed wherever you are.
A classic blend with dark ripe cherry and black currant flavours. Elegant tannins from oak maturation and a subtle smooth finish. A harmonious marriage of new world fruit and old world elegance.

Daschbosch Wines