About our Estate

Introduction to this beautiful Estate

A maiden voyage from Europe on 3 October 1752 was the start of a legacy and set in motion the story of the 2nd oldest wine estate in South Africa owned by the same family.

Each of the seven generations contributed in their own unique way since 1822. A golden thread runs through our history, reflecting a boldly individual approach, a strong set of values and a long-term focus. -Kobus Deetlefs

Thanks to a dynamic team in tandem with various long-term business partners we can look back at numerous successes in various fields.

2003 - Philipus Petrus Deetlefs Muscat d’ Alexandrie reached the highest price ever paid for a South African wine at an auction in Rome (€3,100 / 375ml). Vineyard
1966 - The farm won the trophy for “The Best Specialized Farming Practices”.
2012 - Pinotage vineyard block – winner of the Winetech / Vinpro vineyard block competition
2015 - Chenin Blanc vineyard block – winner of the Vinpro vineyard block competition Wines
1979 - The Hanepoot received Superieur seal (only 4% of all wines). 2011 – Deetlefs sole wine supplier on the launch flight of the Lufthansa A380 “Johannesburg” in South Africa. 2011 - Deetlefs sole wine supplier on the launch flight of the Lufthansa A380 “Johannesburg” in South Africa.
2015 - Breedekloof/Worcester Winemaker of the year Business 2002 – Old Mutual Business of the Year
2002 - Portnet Exporter of the Year
2006 - Deetlefs was awarded the CEO Trophy for the top Winery in South Arica for 2006 / 2007 by the South African Airways.
2010 - Fairtrade accreditation (only registered Wine Estate in South Africa with accreditation) (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Top Wine Laboratory in South Africa

Sustainable Trading 
The Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trading Association (WIETA)
Biodiversity and Wine
The Integrated Production of Wine Scheme (IPW)
BRC Global Standards

Behind the Wine
Grapes from the valley of the slow-ripening vines The Deetlefs vineyards are established in the Western Cape at the foot of the Du Toitskloof Mountain range in the Breedekloof-area. These magnificent mountains provide early shadow formations and long cooling periods at night. The vineyards benefit from the unique terroir on the banks of the Smalblaar River that forms the one border. Ideal conditions for enhancing the delicate and complex flavours in the grapes.

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Deetlefs Estate