The estate is located in Suider-Paarl in the South African wine-growing district Paarl ( Coastal region ). The origin dates back to 1692, when the then Dutch governor Simon van der Stel (1639-1712) gave land to the French Huguenot Jacques de Villiers. His great-grandson 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. in already 9th generation family. The total possession covers 600 hectares of vines, on about half of them are cultivated vines. The vineyards extend south over the foothills of the Paarl mountain to the Atlantic. To 70% red wines 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 the port wine Production are Souzâo ( Vinhão ) Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz Tempranillo ) and Touriga Nacional, The flagship is "Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve".