Being the oldest wine cooperative in South Africa we strive on our history and heritage. Dating back since 1922, we believe quality takes time in producing wines carefully nurtured and grown in one of our four distinctive geographical areas, all being unique based on the different soils, planting and viticulture methods and the weather. Being owned by the members but daily operated by a close family workforce of four people, we put the most effort into our wines. Villiersdorp Cellar is known for its fruit driven white wines and sweet Muscat D’Alexandrie grape juice and desert wines.
We are lucky to have the influences of four messo climates in the Villiersdorp area who bring about different characteristics of the cultivars planted. These areas are:
The Bossieveld north east of Villiersdorp with hotter dry conditions and lower rainfall
Villiersdorp Valley with the cooling effect of the two mountain ranges surrounding our valley and deep soils on the valley floor
Theewaterskloof Dam where vines are planted on the south west side of the dam on sandstone and clay soils. Prevailing winds over the dam have a cooling effect on the vineyards and thus longer ripening periods
Eerstehoop is on the northern side of the Groenlandberg between Villiersdorp and Bot River. Soils are mainly shale.