In this in the deepest southwest Africa lying state with borders too South Africa is something viniculture operated, but by the hot and dry on average climate natural limits are set. The largest part of Namibia lies in the tropical summer rain area with irregular, often very heavy rains between November and April. During colonization, missionaries planted vines and pressed wine. Today there are three companies that deserve the name "Weingut". The "Kristall Kellerei" was founded in 1990, where Namibia became independent, as the first winery by the German family Kluge. The company is located in Omaruru northwest of the capital Windhoek. Here are on some acres Colombard and Ruby Cabernet cultivated, the first harvest was in 1995.
The former manager Allan Walkden-Davis built in 1996 at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains on the edge of the Namib Desert in the south of the country on his large farm "Neuras" a small winery and produces one hectare of the "Namib-Red" Shiraz ( Syrah ) and something Merlot, This wine even caused an international sensation. The third operation is the "Thonninghii" wine farm in the Otavi Valley in the north of the country in Namibia's most precipitous area known as the "corn triangle". It is run by the full-time doctor Bertus Boshoff, whose son oenology studied and practiced in South Africa. On half an acre will be with different varieties like Viognier. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz experiments.