Hereโ€™s to the next 200 years & a legacy surpassing a few lifetimes.

The legacy of the Deetlefs Wine Family stretches over 200 years with it being the second oldest family owned wine estate in South Africa under ownership of the same family. A maiden voyage from Europe on 3 October 1752 was the start of a beautiful journey that set-in motion the story of Deetlefs Wine Estate & the family run business it is today. On 3 October 1752 the HAGEVELD (voyage 3566.1) left on 3/10/1752 from Texel, an island north of Amsterdam and close to Denmark with 143 people onboard and arrived in Cape Town 21 March 1753 on her way to Indonesia (Batavia). During this trip 4 people died and 14 left the ship in the Cape of Good Hope. Johannes Deetlefs was a German soldier from the Hennstedt-area in Dittmarchen. He arrived in South Africa in 1753, after being put ashore at Saldanha Bay because he was, reputedly, a bit difficult. Johannes made his way to Tulbagh & settled there with his wife Alette Claasen. He passed 4 years later, leaving behind a son, Nicolaas Johannes Deetlefs.

Join us for an insightful, free webinar as our winemaker, Dirk van Zyl, interviews Dick Richardson of 'Grazing Naturally

While winemaking is an 8,000+ year-old tradition, good wine starts with the grape, and good grapes begin with good soil. Any vintner worth their cellar knows that protecting the environment is more than just good for the planet - it is great for their wines. And so, we at Saxenburg Wine Estate continue to pursue perfection in our wines and focus our efforts this year further to nurture nature and stride towards more sustainable agriculture.