The winery is located in the wine-growing district Paarl
on the eastern edge of the city of the same name and is considered one of the most beautiful South Africa
, It was founded in 1792 by the German immigrant Philip Wohlfahrt (who soon called Wolvaart). This named it after the English commissioner Sebastian Nederburg, in order to save taxes. For many generations, it remained in the hands of the family, which constantly expanded the scope. In 1937 it was bought and revived by emigrated German Georg Graue. This planted new vineyards and started as one of the first in South Africa with cooled and temperature-controlled fermentation
to experiment. In 1956 Gray called the German Günter Brözel
as technical director on the winery.
After the death of Gray in 1959 Brözel took over the estate. He produced there the first South African Botrytis wine called Edelkeur
, In 1966 the winery was built by the big winery Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery
(SFW) bought. The own vineyards cover about 100 hectares of vineyards. Of three other goods, including the one belonging to the SFW Plaisir de Merle
, with another 600 hectares of grapes are purchased. Of these, a total of about 50 different wines of almost all grape varieties are produced. The annual production is around 10 million bottles. In its own nursery
in Ernita near the city Wellington
The clones and documents are generated.
In 1975, the winery was the first auction
under the name "Nederburg Wine Auction". This since then annual event on the first weekend of April is a major social event, among other there are also fashion shows and gourmet banquets. The main purpose, however, is the auction of outstanding wines under the direction of Patrick Grubb (former chief of Sotheby's
Wine Department in London). Around 2,000 wine buyers from all over the world bid more than 5,000 boxes of wine each day. These wear one BIN number
and the codes S (for sweet wines), D (for dry wines) or R (for red wines). Nederburg produced for this occasion, the special bottlings "Limited Vintage" and "Private Bin" (only about 1% of the total amount), but there are also auctioned half by a jury selected outstanding wines from other producers. Part of the proceeds will be used for charitable purposes.