The estate is located in Suider-Paarl in the South African wine-growing district Paarl ( Coastal region ). The origin is in 1692 when the then Dutch governor Simon van der Stel (1639-1712) allocated land to Huguenot Jacques immigrant from France. His great-grandchild Paul de Villiers bought part of the original farm in 1874 and founded the winery. Today the brothers Paul and Hugo de Villiers and Paul jr. already in the 9th generation of families. The entire estate comprises 600 hectares of vineyards, around half of which are vines. The vineyards extend south over the foothills of the Paarl mountain to the Atlantic. 70% of red wine varieties are cultivated, these are Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Cinsault. Merlot. Pinot Noir. Pinotage and Shiraz, The white wines are Chardonnay. Chenin Blanc. Morio Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc, Varieties for port wine -Production are souzâo ( Vinhão ) Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz ( Tempranillo ) and Touriga Nacional, The flagship is "Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve".