Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa

Making wine in our boutique cellar is a hands-on business where we aim to reflect the terroir where we find ourselves.

Making wine in our boutique cellar is a hands-on business where we aim to reflect the terroir where we find ourselves.

The farm is situated on the north-east side of Durbanville where the sea breeze from the icy Atlantic meets the dry heat of the interior. Blessed with this favourable location, good climate and fertile soil, the farm produces wines of superior quality and authentic varietal character. In 2005 the first Cabernet was bottled, followed shortly by the Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. the first Pinotage was bottled in 2016.

The family’s philosophy is to produce a limited release of wines made from varietals that thrive in the Durbanville Wine Valley.

The farm is situated on the north-east side of Durbanville where the sea breeze from the icy Atlantic meets the dry heat of the interior. Blessed with this favourable location, good climate and fertile soil, the farm produces wines of superior quality and authentic varietal character. In 2005 the first Cabernet was bottled, followed shortly by the Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. the first Pinotage was bottled in 2016.

The family’s philosophy is to produce a limited release of wines made from varietals that thrive in the Durbanville Wine Valley.

Recently arrived, Richard Schroeder is no stranger to the Brink family or to Durbanville. He grew up with the Brink sons, attending the same schools and then studied winemaking at Stellenbosch University.

After a few years of working in large cellars, he leapt at the chance to come back ‘home’ and make wine with old family friends. His approach is fresh and innovative, yet he has an instrinsic understanding of the terroir which keeps him centred and focussed.

At Groot Phesantekraal we honour not only our own heritage, but that of wine. Both ancient winemaking traditions and innovative technology combine to create quality wines that express their terroir in the best ways possible.

Recently arrived, Richard Schroeder is no stranger to the Brink family or to Durbanville. He grew up with the Brink sons, attending the same schools and then studied winemaking at Stellenbosch University.

After a few years of working in large cellars, he leapt at the chance to come back ‘home’ and make wine with old family friends. His approach is fresh and innovative, yet he has an instrinsic understanding of the terroir which keeps him centred and focussed.

At Groot Phesantekraal we honour not only our own heritage, but that of wine. Both ancient winemaking traditions and innovative technology combine to create quality wines that express their terroir in the best ways possible.

FARM
850 ha of which 60ha are under vine

56 ha of a combination of clay and shale on the higher slopes

4 ha of sandy loam soil on the lower lying areas

Only 35km from Table Mountain, we are proud to claim Wine of Origin Cape Town on every bottle.

The sea breeze off the Atlantic cools our vineyards in summer, prolonging the ripening process, thereby creating character and complexity in our wines.

Groot Phesantekraal is the lowest vineyard in the Durbanville Wine Valley, the only farm to get frost in winter. This ensures our vines enter dormancy, gathering strength to produce a healthy, abundant crop each vintage.

FARM
850 ha of which 60ha are under vine

56 ha of a combination of clay and shale on the higher slopes

4 ha of sandy loam soil on the lower lying areas

Only 35km from Table Mountain, we are proud to claim Wine of Origin Cape Town on every bottle.

The sea breeze off the Atlantic cools our vineyards in summer, prolonging the ripening process, thereby creating character and complexity in our wines.

Groot Phesantekraal is the lowest vineyard in the Durbanville Wine Valley, the only farm to get frost in winter. This ensures our vines enter dormancy, gathering strength to produce a healthy, abundant crop each vintage.