Diemersfontein Online Shop Europe
Order Diemersfontein wines directly from Diemersfontein from South Africa online!
This online shop delivers Diemersfontein wines on behalf of the Diemersfontein Wine Estate through VinAfrica to all EU countries except of the UK (goto: Harleywines).
Since the early 1940’s Diemersfontein has been owned by the Sonnenberg family. Max Sonnenberg, the grandfather of the current owner David Sonnenberg, bought the 183 acre farm. Initially Diemersfontein was a fruit farm, David's father planted the first grapes in the 1970’s. David built his own wine cellar in the year 2000 and started with the production of his award-winning wines.
Shiraz, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Chenin Blanc and Viognier as well as small plantings of Grenache and Mourvedre are grown on the Diemersfontein Estate From the outset, Diemersfontein has won many awards – the most significant of which was the Best SA Red Wine trophy (For Carpe Diem Pinotage) at the international Wine Challenge. It is most famous for the very distinctive “coffee chocolate” Pinotage which style Diemersfontein pioneered in its first commercial vintage in 2001
The premium range of Diemersfontein is named 'Carpe Diem' - seize the day! The Diemersfontein “For the Birds!" range with its white and red blends supports with 10% of revenue the Birdlife South Africa organization for the relocation of the threatened Cape Penguin. Thokozani is a company which is one third owned by the staff of Diemersfontein. They produce and market their wines in association with Diemersfontein, and they also run the conference centre and have developed hotel rooms on the Estate. Thokozani wines are very popular not least because of their outstanding quality and the beautiful label. 'Thokozani' means 'celebrate' in the Zulu language.
David and Sue Sonnenberg are committed to social development in their country. Wellington Preparatory school is another project on the Estate - the school gives pupils– many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity access to an exceptional education. Last not least Diemersfontein promotes arts such as classical music and opera. This tradition started already in the 1950’s with Richard Sonnenberg whose wife Cecilia was a renowned actress and producer. Diemersfontein founded the 'Excellence out of Africa' Trust which supports local artists, some of whom have already achieved international careers.