Our Story

Cape Wine Merchants are specialists in on-trade and off trade offerings.

Why Cape Wine Merchants?

  • On-Trade & Off-Trade
  • Ethically certified (Fairtrade)
  • We source form the best vineyards.
  • Modern to classical packaging
  • Dynamic and flexible portfolio.
  • Family Values

 

 

Our Story

Cape Wine Merchants is a dynamic, modern wine company creating brands for a new millennium. With sustainable branded- and premium own labels as well as bulk solutions, we offer a holistic service that gets your wine from the vine to the shelf and into the homes of your consumers quickly and affordably.

 

Through our production arm, Cape Wine Company, our branded offerings are premium and crisp, and include a versatile varietal portfolio (in various pack formats), ranging from award-winning, regionality-driven heritage brands to modern lifestyle offerings, scale brand options and low/non-alcoholic beverages and wines.

Social Responsibility

Cape Wine Merchants is proud to give back to the communities that assist in producing our wines, from vine to bottle, through participating in the Fairtrade initiative. This initiative ensures that farming communities in the South African wine industry benefit through sustainability and equality.

Similarly, through participating in the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA), Cape Wine Merchants supports ethical trade within the local wine industry. We are also a BEE Level 8 contributor.

Products

Erasmus Family Wines

Erasmus Family Wines

In 1693, Pieter “Den Deen” Erasmus took a brave journey from the Netherlands to settle in the Cape. On 28 February 1699, Governer Willem Adriaan van der Stel would grant Erasmus the farm De Groenenbergh in Wagenmakersvallei. He married Maria Elizabeth Joosten who then joined him and subsequently gave birth to their son, Rasmus – the first of nine children.

Until his death in 1731, Erasmus paved the way for what today thrives as green-stretching vineyards. As the progenitor of the Erasmus family of South Africa, his legacy continues to thrive in his descendants who are still crafting wine in this region to this very day.

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ERASMUS FAMILY
Rhone Blend 2014
HOME OF ERASMUS
Shiraz 2015
HOME OF ERASMUS
Grenache 2015
HOME OF ERASMUS
Chenin Blanc 2016
HOME OF ERASMUS
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Taillefert Wines

Taillefert Wines

From the scenic Laborie Wine Estate in Paarl, that was founded by the French Taillefert family dating back to 1691, the namesake range offers a stylish, high quality and elegant “Burgundian” trio of wines for all lovers of estate dining and leisure.

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TAILLEFERT
Pinot Noir
TAILLEFERT
Chardonnay
TAILLEFERT
Methode Cap Classique

Nieuwe Haarlem

Nieuwe Haarlem

De Nieuwe Haarlem, carries a legend filled with bravery, adventure and perseverance. As one of the VOC’s (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) fleet it ploughed the oceans between continents at a time when the VOC was the world’s first and mightiest multi-national corporation. From the VOC’s headquarters in Amsterdam it transported high company officials to far-away colonies.

When it floundered in bad weather and ran aground near Table Bay in 1647 the heroic crew’s survival and exploration of the vicinity led to the establishment of a halfway station by Jan van Riebeeck on April 6, 1652, that ultimately led to the founding of South Africa and the first vines being planted in the Cape.

This Cinsault is made from 40 year old bush vines, of which only ten barrels have been produced.

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Nieuwe Haarlem
Cinsault
Nieuwe Haarlem
Pinotage

Juno

Juno

Juno. Roman queen of the gods, divine protectress and symbol of eternal youth. She is one part fierce, one part compassion. She wears a goat’s skin to symbolise her combatant force, while her chariot is drawn by peacocks who safeguard her. A salute to the italian influence on South African food, wine and lifestyle, Juno is reminiscent of the vino of Italia: absolutely ‘magnifico’!

 

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JUNO
Sauvignon Blanc
JUNO
Chenin Blanc
JUNO
Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier
JUNO
Pinotage

The Merchant

The Merchant

Since the late 1400s, The Merchants had been coming to the Cape of Storms to find fame and fortune. By 1652, the Peninsula had been renamed The Cape of Good Hope. But the reality remained – more than half of the ships would be wrecked trying to make land. However, once through the storms, the reward was obvious: the climate was perfect for cultivating the very best wine.

Today, the journey in and out is less perilous, but still we celebrate The Merchants, the men and women who risked their lives to bring us wines from the far corners of the world.

A story of travel, from vine to table.

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THE MERCHANT
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

The Nature Reserve

The Nature Reserve

These wines originate from the beautiful vineyards of the Western Cape of South Africa, where there is an abundance of flora and fauna. The Nature Reserve draws inspiration from this wondrous biodiversity, tapping into the essence of the natural environment where the grapes are grown. The brand is Fairtrade certified, environmentally- and socially responsible.

 

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THE NATURE RESERVE
Shiraz Grenache
THE NATURE RESERVE
Chenin Blanc Viognier

Frank

Frank

So let’s be frank… this bottle of wine is 100% filtered, natural grapes.

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FRANK
Sauvignon Blanc
FRANK
Chenin Blanc
FRANK
Cinsault
FRANK
Merlot

Palate Collection

Palate Collection

The Palate Collection celebrates the fruity goodness of South African wine.

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FAT FIG
Sauvignon Blanc
SPICE BOX
Shiraz
RED CHERRY
Pinotage
BURSTING BERRIES
Merlot

The Yacht Club

The Yacht Club

Perfect for evenings on the patio, at the sports club or the summer house, The Yacht Club is a fashionable wine brand designed for beautiful, youthful people enjoying life, adventures and great, sunny times with friends.

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THE YACHT CLUB
Crisp White
THE YACHT CLUB
Rosé
THE YACHT CLUB
Semi Sweet
THE YACHT CLUB
Smooth Red

Ega

Ega

Through the growing interest in premium low-alcohol and alcohol- free drinks, the Ega range was born.

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Ega Rooibos
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Accolades

Accolades

We are very proud of our achievements. Salute to our winemaking team!

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5 star Platter
Erasmus Family 2015
4 Star Platter
Home Of Erasmus
4.5 Star Platter
Erasmus Family Wine
Concours Mondial Gold
Home of Erasmus
WINEMAG Gold 91/100
Erasmus Family Wine
Concours Mondial Silver
Erasmus Family 2014
TOP 100 SA Wines 2xSilver
Erasmus Family 2014
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze
Erasmus Family 2014
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze
Home of Erasmus
Michelangelo Silver
The Nature Reserve
4.5 star Platter
Home of Erasmus Shiraz
4 star Platter
Nieuwe Haarlem
4 star Platter
Home of Erasmus
Michelangelo Gran D'Or
Home of Erasmus Shiraz

Services

Bulk Supply
Services

With decades of combined expertise in the sourcing, procuring and shipping of wine products and bulk wine, we are confident in our ability to fulfil our client’s needs. Our team offers a vast knowledge of the South African wine market along with extensive experience, ensuring a competitive advantage.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you require quality South African wines in bulk. We will be sure to source and supply the best wines for your requirements.

Please contact us here: bulk@capewinecompany.co.za

Meet The Team

The Team

DE BRUYN STEENKAMP
Commercial Director
MARLENE TROLLIP
Procurement & Logistics
HANNES LOUW
Winemaker (Bulk)
MICHELLE DREYER
Finance
ERLANK ERASMUS
Managing Director
FRANCOIS BEZUIDENHOUT
Winemaker (Bulk & bottled)
ANNA-MART ERASMUS
Events
LEAH DE VOS
Communications & Marketing
MERCIA VAN HEERDEN
Office Manager

Get in Touch

33.7660° S, 18.9579° E

Laborie Estate, Taillefer Road, Paarl, South Africa, 7646
T +27(0) 21 863 0872