South Africa’s pioneering Chardonnay-focused wine estate, De Wetshof in Robertson, is the only Cape wine on this year’s coveted list of Top 100 wines, as selected by the American magazine Wine Spectator, the world’s most influential wine publication. The De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2020, one of the estate’s five site-specific Chardonnays, came in at number 92 in the Top 100, which is selected by Wine Spectator editors from the thousands of wines from around the world scrutinised throughout the year.

Forty years after the Retief brothers Wynand and Hennie, sons of the founders, established the well-known, modern-classic Van Loveren brand, the label, focus and appearance have been polished towards an even brighter future for the popular wine range.

 

Celebrating a remarkable family wine business in which the next generation has taken charge, the revitalised branding was inspired by the Retiefs’ tightly-woven personal heritage and the deeply-rooted ethos of this outstanding winery. Theirs is a way of doing things that has positioned the family at the centre of the contemporary South African wine industry. It’s a constant process of renewal and investment in the future.