Background

Landskroon is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands of South Africa near Paarl. Its winemaking tradition dates back to the late 17th century when the French Huguenot settlers came to the Cape to develop the fledgling wine industry started in 1655 by the first commander of the new colony, Jan van Riebeeck

Landskroon is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands of South Africa near Paarl. Its winemaking tradition dates back to the late 17th century when the French Huguenot settlers came to the Cape to develop the fledgling wine industry started in 1655 by the first commander of the new colony, Jan van Riebeeck. Among the newcomers was Jacques de Villiers, a winemaker from Niort in France. In 1874 his great-grandson Paul bought a portion of the original Landskroon farm, which has been granted to a Free Burger by Governor Simon van der Stel in 1692.

This expansion continued until today Landskroon comprises more than 300 hectares - with vineyards covering 200 hectares.

The Estate is managed as a private family operation, owned by the Trusts of Paul and Hugo de Villiers. Four members of the family are involved on a full-time basis and current cellar master, Paul de Villiers is a member of the ninth generation carrying on the proud family tradition in winemaking.

Paul's wines have won numerous awards including Diners Club Wine Maker of the year award for 2000.

Seventy percent of the vineyards at Landskroon consist of the red wine cultivars Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Cinsaut and Pinotage. Port varieties Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roriz, Souzao and Touriga Nacional constitutes approximately 10% of the production while the remainder of the farm is devoted to white wine cultivars. Approximately fifteen hectares of the vineyards are renewed annually. Immediate new plantings will concentrate on Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage.

All wines are produced, matured and bottled in our cellars at Landskroon.

Landskroon's products are currently available throughout the Republic of South Africa and are exported to the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, the Far East and several African countries a total of more than 25 countries worldwide.


Landskroon Wines
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