In 1948 the chairman of the newly formed co-operative donated 4 hectares of his own farm Doornkuil, to be used for developing the winery. By 1950, the winery was up & running and membership had swelled to 48 farmers, supplying 2 500 tons of grapes in the first year. Situated approximately 3 km from the town of Malmesbury, the winery holds its history close to its heart.
Today, Swartland Winery produces approximately 2 million 9 litre cases of wine a year from grapes supplied by producers across an area of 3600 hectares and is one of the leading wineries in South Africa, producing approximately 23000 tons of grapes per annum.
The winery is situated north of Cape Town, near the town of Malmesbury in the Swartland. Apart from being a popular wine destination, the Swartland is also one of the major wheat producing areas in South Africa.
The vineyards benefit from the constant cool breezes that blow off the Atlantic Ocean, effectively sustaining the many microclimates, while the proximity to mountain ranges adds its own dimension to the physical character of the fruit.
The arable land of the Swartland region is ideally suited for the cultivation of grapes in the bush vine style and the many microclimates enable the production of a wide selection of wines. The end product is much sought after for blending as bush vines produce grapes of excellent quality and flavour.
Over the past 65 years this well-known winery has changed from a cooperative cellar into a wine company with three business units that offer our clients an all-in-one wine experience.
The focus of Swartland Winery is to provide a continuous supply of world class wine and service that conform to and exceed the highest international standards, to all our valued clients.
Gold Wine Awards in 2015
Swartland Chenin Blanc 2015
Swartland Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Swartland Chardonnay 2015
Swartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Swartland Pinotage 2014
Swartland Shiraz 2014