WHO WE ARE

We are a community of families in the Riebeek Valley that stands together to triumph over the challenges of this region because we know that we are stronger together. We believe it is our courage in the face of adversity, that unites us all.

We know the unique conditions present in the Swartland and the Riebeek Valley provide us with the ingredients necessary to create quality, delicious wine with soul. We are proudly and authentically W.O. Swartland. We have a passion for this unique landscape and for the people of the Riebeek Valley.

Riebeek Cellars Collection is the sum of the land and its people. It is here, in the heart of the Swartland where only the toughest vines and people thrive. Our wine celebrates this tenacious spirit in all of us. It is the reward for overcoming adversity against all odds. In every glass, expect multi-layered, fruit-forward character with balance and velvety smooth tannins – taste pure Swartland!

OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

Over the past 5 years we’ve made significant investment into our vineyards and production to ensure continuous improvement in quality of our most important range, Riebeek Cellars Collection. Only the finest of our own vineyards is selected and groomed specifically for the Riebeek Cellars Collection range. Each wine in the range has been blended from a selection of two or three vineyards nurtured for each specific wine. Significant investment goes into these vineyards to continuously improve quality. Riebeek Cellars Collection is authentically W.O. Swartland because we believe ‘credible’ provenance is the new luxury.

Grapes from bush-vine vineyards are becoming rarer as yields diminish and harvest costs soar. But Riebeek Valley Wine Co. believes these bush-vine vineyards are the hidden gems of the Swartland region. Our bush-vine vineyards are respected, protected and curated specifically for the depth & breath they add to our Riebeek Cellars Collection Chenin Blanc and other whites. Using only juice from gravitational _ow, all our whites are pure, clean and fruit-driven. Extended time on the fine lees preserves this purity and freshness.

Our red wine production capacity has been significantly extended as well as the time each vintage spends maturing in French oak barrels. Here we bottle larger batches after 9 – 12 months on French oak to allow for some further bottle maturation after bottling. Because we practice careful control over all the grapes for the range, Riebeek Cellars Collection guarantees consistent quality across vintages, so that you can be assured of the quality your customers recognise and trust.

MEET THE WINE TEAM

Alecia Boshoff

HEAD WINEMAKER & HEAD OF PRODUCTION

“To our winemaking team it is essential that our Riebeek Cellars Collection wines accomplishes the highest standard of excellence and individual expression. Our wine team strive to create wines that embody our unique Swartland wine region through dedication, enthusiasm and passion.”

Alecia Boshoff

HEAD WINEMAKER & HEAD OF PRODUCTION

“To our winemaking team it is essential that our Riebeek Cellars Collection wines accomplishes the highest standard of excellence and individual expression. Our wine team strive to create wines that embody our unique Swartland wine region through dedication, enthusiasm and passion.”

Jacques Theron

SENIOR WINEMAKER

“The specific character of each wine has its origin in the vineyard and therefore my goal is to express the terroir in each glass of wine. Understanding and harnessing the diversified terroir of the Kasteelberg Mountain and the individuality of each vintage guides me in creating singular wines.”

Jacques Theron

SENIOR WINEMAKER

“The specific character of each wine has its origin in the vineyard and therefore my goal is to express the terroir in each glass of wine. Understanding and harnessing the diversified terroir of the Kasteelberg Mountain and the individuality of each vintage guides me in creating singular wines.”

Thembile Ntloko

ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

“Often the best wine-decisions are made by “listening” to what the grapes are telling us from the vineyard. You must be truly present in each moment and handle each part of the process and the environment, entrusted to you, with care and respect.  It is a fine balance of strict protocol, listening and trusting your intuition.”

Thembile Ntloko

ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

“Often the best wine-decisions are made by “listening” to what the grapes are telling us from the vineyard. You must be truly present in each moment and handle each part of the process and the environment, entrusted to you, with care and respect.  It is a fine balance of strict protocol, listening and trusting your intuition.”

Claude Uren

VITICULTURIST

“Essentially the winemaking process begins in the vineyard as winemakers can only make superior wines from quality grapes. Such grapes are only produced when terroir and sustainable vineyard practices are unified. We partner closely with our wine grape growers to ensure that we get the best from our vineyards and preserve this unique terroir for generations to come. It’s all about respecting what we have  and being passionate and considerate in what we do with it.”

CLAUDE UREN

VITICULTURIST

“Essentially the winemaking process begins in the vineyard as winemakers can only make superior wines from quality grapes. Such grapes are only produced when terroir and sustainable vineyard practices are unified. We partner closely with our wine grape growers to ensure that we get the best from our vineyards and preserve this unique terroir for generations to come. It’s all about respecting what we have  and being passionate and considerate in what we do with it.”

OUR HISTORY

Dispatched by Jan van Riebeeck in search of the perfect place to grow provisions for the Dutch East India Company, Lieutenant Pieter Cruythoff first discovered the Riebeek Valley in 1661 and founded the village of Riebeek Kasteel. Impressed by the single standing mountain, he called it Kasteelberg (‘Castle Mountain’) commemorating the ‘Castle of Good Hope’, the fortress of Commander van Riebeeck in Cape Town. He was the first to recognise the exceptional terroir potential for wine grape vineyards.

Fast forward 300 years of proud wine-making tradition, it was in 1941, during the tumult of World War II, that nine farmers banded together to found Riebeek Cellars on the foothills of the majestic Kasteelberg mountains. Generations later, their creation – now the Riebeek Valley Wine Company – continues to innovate through the finest quality wine with provenance. Here only the toughest vines and people thrive against the odds of difficult climatic conditions. Riebeek Cellars Collection pays tribute to the tenacious spirit in all of us. Our wines are the reward for overcoming adversity through collaboration and passion for this place and its people.

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS
86 Kloof Street
Riebeek Kasteel, 7307
South Africa
-33.382958, 18.913975

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS
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Riebeek Kasteel, 7307
South Africa
-33.382958, 18.913975

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