The largest wine encyclopedia in the world

23.006 Keywords • 48.228 Synonyms • 5.304 Translations • 28.313 Pronunciations

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery

Large commercial winery and fifth largest wine group in the world based in the city Stellenbosch in South Africa, Its origins are associated with one of the most interesting personalities in South African viticulture - namely William Charles Winshaw (aka Oubaas Winshaw), born in Kentucky in 1871. In his youth he was a gold prospector, Texas ranger and gambler, then studied medicine and came to South Africa as a mule transport supervisor. In the Boer War, he was a hospital doctor and then began to deal with viticulture. In 1924 he acquired the Oude Libertas Farm and in 1935 he founded the Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery, where he remained active until old age. The multi grew into an empire through numerous mergers. Even the top wineries bought in 1966 Nederburg and Plaisir de Merle in the wine-growing district Paarl belong to. In addition to their own production, wines from cooperatives and private wineries are bought and marketed. In addition, own brands are also produced. The top line is "Zonnebloem" (sunflower) with pure wines from many varieties. The KWV together with the Rembrandt Group owns 60% of Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery as a joint stock company.

World's largest wine knowledge database, made with by our author Norbert Tischelmayer.

About the Glossary


Privacy Notice: ×

Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.