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FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS: A LEGACY OF DEDICATION TO QUALITY

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Our legacy began among these picturesque hills and valleys, where the harmony of nature inspired our vineyard. Today, with a state-of-the-art winery and a dedicated team, we craft distinctive wines that echo the essence of the land.

The Family

Sybrand van der Spuy

Owner

Sybrand van der Spuy

Stephen Newton

Owner

Stephen Newton

Riandri Visser

Head Winemaker

Riandri Visser

Anzette Visser

Winemaker

Anzette Visser

Steffan Lochner

Viticulturist

Steffan Lochner

Hannes Meyer

Cellar Master

Hannes Meyer

Bryan Grondman

Head of Hospitality

Bryan Grondman

QUALITY WINES, GENERATIONS IN THE MAKING

1488

Portuguese navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, sets eyes on the Cape Town Peninsula, marking the beginning of a rich history.

1655

The first grapevines take root in the Cape, laying the foundation for South Africa’s wine legacy.

1659

Jan van Riebeek proudly declares the release of the first-ever South African wine vintage, immortalising the moment in history.

1707-1708

Meldt van der Spuy’s voyage on the VOC culminates in his love for Cape Town’s majestic vineyards. He secures one of four liquor licenses and becomes the sole family member to immigrate to South Africa.

1752

Over 30,000 vines are registered for excise purposes on the Cape Point Vineyards Farm, contributing to the flourishing viticulture landscape.

1861

A challenging period as South African wine exports face a collapse, testing the resilience of the industry.

1866

The devastating discovery of Phylloxera in the Cape leads to the decimation of vineyards, reshaping the viticultural landscape.

1960

Alexander Moir, a boilermaker on ships in Cape Town and the grandfather of current co-owner Stephen Newton, buys Good Hope Farm in Noordhoek to farm chickens. This farm later becomes part of what is now known as Cape Point Vineyards.

1960-1970

Over the decade, Alexander dedicates himself to Good Hope Farm, demonstrating relentless hard work and perseverance in the face of agricultural challenges.

1970

After selling the farm at a loss, Alexander shifts focus, moving to a cosy home where he and his family embrace a new chapter of contentment.

1973

The Wine of Origin legislation is instituted, shaping the regulations that define South African wine regions.

1996

Sybrand van der Spuy replants vines, achieving award-winning status since the maiden vintage.

1998

Establishment of vineyards and cellar leads to the declaration of Cape Point as a distinct Wine of Origin.

2000

Cape Point Vineyards releases its first vintage, marking a new chapter in South African winemaking.

2001-2002

Success follows the first release of Sauvignon Blanc, prompting a strategic shift towards Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

2003

The inaugural release of Isliedh, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, showcases the winery’s commitment to craftsmanship.

2009

A milestone celebration marks 350 years of winemaking in the Cape, a testament to enduring traditions.

2010

The Cape Point Vineyards Picnic opens, inviting guests to indulge in the serene beauty of the vineyards.

2012

Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant opens, offering a culinary experience amidst breathtaking surroundings.

2014

Riandri Visser joins the team, bringing her passion and expertise to the role of Assistant Winemaker.

2015

Cape Fold Belt mountains face fires, but the vineyards emerge unscathed, demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity.

2016

Riandri Visser takes the helm as Head Winemaker, steering the winery towards continued success.

2017

Assistant Winemaker Anzette Visser completes her first harvest, marking a significant step in her winemaking journey

2021

Stephen Newton meets with Sybrand Van Der Spuy to propose a joint venture and inherit his grandfather’s old Manor House on the bottom portion of Cape Point Vineyards.

2022

The partnership between Stephen and Sybrand begins to flourish as they surround themselves with the best team and dream of sharing the best white wine in the world – as well as everything else that Cape Point Vineyards has to offer.

2023

CEOs David Dix and Hannes Meyer join the Cape Point Vineyards family, bringing fresh perspectives and dedication to the legacy.

2024

The journey continues as Cape Point Vineyards looks ahead to the future with a commitment to quality, innovation, and the rich tapestry of its winemaking heritage.

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