The winery is located in the wine-growing district Paarl on the eastern edge of the city of the same name 60 km northeast of Cape Town and is considered one of the most beautiful South Africa, It was founded in 1791 by the German immigrant Philip Wolvaart, who named it in honor of the then governor of Cape Town, Sebastian Cornelius Nederburgh. For many generations it remained in the possession of various private families, which were constantly expanding its scope. In 1937 it was bought and revived by the emigrant German Georg Graue. This planted new vineyards and was one of the first in South Africa to start with cooled, temperature-controlled fermentation to experiment. In 1956 Graue appointed the German Günter Brözel as technical director. It produced the first South African there Botrytiswein called Edelkeur, Brözel worked for 33 years until 1989; today Lizelle Gerber is responsible.
The Dutch-style Manor House shown in the picture dates from the Wilhelminian period. This also includes a restaurant where various events, such as wine tastings, are organized. The Cape Fine & Rare Wine event takes place here every year on the first weekend in April as a major social event. This annually in partnership with the auction house Christie's conducted auction was first carried out in 1975 under the name "Nederburg Wine Auction". It has a reputation similar to that of the famous one Hospices de Beaune in France. The main purpose is to auction outstanding South African wines. Part of the proceeds will go to charitable causes.
In 1966 the operation of the Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery (SFW) bought. The company's own vineyards cover around 100 hectares of vineyards. Of three other goods, including the one belonging to the SFW Plaisir de Merle, with an additional 600 hectares, grapes are purchased for around 50% of the production. It will be the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot, Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Pinot Noir. Pinotage, Shiraz ( Syrah ) Sangiovese. Barbera. Nebbiolo. Tempranillo and Graciano, as well as the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Chenin Blanc. Chardonnay. Pinot gris and Riesling processed. The management is carried out according to the IPW system (Integrated Production of Wine), a program to promote sustainable Viticulture in South Africa. The vine material is from a nursery in Ernita, which was previously owned by Nederburg.
The product range includes 35 red wines (70%) and white wines (30%) and is divided into the lines 56Hundred, The Winemasters, Manor House, Heritage Heros, Ingenuity, Il Centuries and 1791. The cellar is equipped with the latest equipment and also includes a museum Artifacts dating back to the early days. Guided tours are also organized for visitors. Depending on the type of wine, the wine is grown in stainless steel tanks. large wooden barrels or 300 liter barriques preferably made of French, but also American and Slavonian oak. The barriques are used in the first year for white wines and three years for red wines. The total capacity of the cellar is 14 million liters. Around half of the production is exported.