Deetlefs Wine Estate
Deetlefs Wine Estate, situated in the picturesque Breedekloof (Rawsonville), is the 2nd oldest wine estate in South Africa under ownership of the same family, established in 1822, and is celebrating 200 years of existence this year.
A maiden voyage from Europe on 3 October 1752 was the start of a legacy and set in motion the story of Deetlefs Wine Estate. Deetlefs is the 2nd oldest wine estate in South Africa under ownership of the same family.
Age old family traditions passed through the generations and an intimate knowledge of every facet of this estate can be experienced in our handcrafted, classic styled wines. As seventh generation Owner and Managing Director, Kobus Deetlefs has continued to carry on the family traditions and bold individual approach of wine making, instilling a culture of consistency and strength in everything they do.
Sustainable growth and well structured, clear guidelines and policies are important to the estate and are reflected in the production, bottling, packaging and efficient supply chain management of the wines.
Deetlefs currently produces three different ranges of wine, each with a unique story and specific purpose. The ranges include Deetlefs Familie, Deetlefs Estate and Stonecross. Since 1994 the focus has been on international markets and today more than 80% of the wine production is exported, taking Deetlefs to all corners of the globe.
“A golden thread runs through our history, reflecting a boldly individual approach, a strong set of values and a long-term focus. Since 1994 there was more focus on the international markets and today more than 80% of our wines are exported. Currently it is my responsibility to create more opportunities for generations to come and to tell the story.” – Kobus Deetlefs