Diemersdal Estate

Sauvignon Blanc specialist in Durbanville, Cape Town

About the winery
Situated on the cool slopes of the Dorstberg, with Table Mountain as backdrop, Diemersdal provides the perfect setting for the production of unique, soulful wines. The farm covers 340 hectares of land, with 180 of those under vines. The rest consists of grazing land, as well as a sizeable area of Renosterveld, one of the most threatened vegetation types in the world and an asset we work hard to conserve. The homestead itself is well preserved and the palm trees planted decades ago by Grandfather Matthys Louw have grown as tall as the whitewashed gables, whispering tales of a bygone era.

Learn more about Diemersdal Estate and their facilities at:

http://www.diemersdal.co.za/

Location

Cape Town

Opening Hours
Monday: - Tuesday: - Wednesday: - Thursday: - Friday: - Saturday: - Sunday: -
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes
Tours
No
Restaurant
Yes - see more
Events / Weddings
Yes - see more
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Cape Town
Country
South Africa
Organic
No
Wines produced
Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc, Diemersdal Pinotage, Diemersdal Gruener Veltliner, Diemersdal Private Collection
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon BlancMalbec, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz
History & Geography
In 1698 Simon van der Stel granted farmland to free burgher, Hendrik Sneewind. Later, the farm changed hands to Captain Diemer when he married the widow Sneewind, and thus Diemersdal was formally established. An inventory found in an old leather-bound book dating back to 1702 lists 45 wine barrels, a wine press and glass bottles, indicating that wine has been made on the Estate for over three centuries. Six generations of Louws have practiced their art with skill and passion at Diemersdal since the Estate passed into their hands in 1885. More than 12 decades later, Diemersdal is a well-known landmark in the lush Durbanville Valley, one of the Cape’s oldest wine regions.
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