Our Story

We explore, we invent, we nurture and then we share.

Cape Wine Company is a purveyor of fine wines to wine lovers across the world. With a resident winemaker on our side, we ensure only the best quality wines for all our clients and brands.

Our Story

Cape Wine Company was founded in 2010 when Erlank Erasmus decided to take his craft as winemaker and create a space from which he could share the produce with wine lovers across the world. With full confidence in the quality of wine produced in the Cape Winelands of South Africa,

Cape Wine Company likes to get creative and develop new product ranges throughout the year.

 

Social Responsibility

Given the rich history of our country, Cape Wine Company is proud to give back to the communities that assist in producing our wines, from vine to bottle, through participating in the Fairtrade initiative. This initiative ensures that farming communities in the South African wine industry benefit through sustainability and equality.

Similarly, through participating in the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA), Cape Wine Company supports ethical trade within the local wine industry. We are also a BEE Level 7 contributor.

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Erasmus Family Wines

Erasmus Family Wines

In 1693, Pieter “Den Deen” Erasmus took a brave journey from the Netherlands to settle in the Cape. On 28 February 1699, Governer Willem Adriaan van der Stel would grant Erasmus the farm De Groenenbergh in Wagenmakersvallei. He married Maria Elizabeth Joosten who then joined him and subsequently gave birth to their son, Rasmus – the first of nine children.

Until his death in 1731, Erasmus paved the way for what today thrives as green-stretching vineyards. As the progenitor of the Erasmus family of South Africa, his legacy continues to thrive in his descendants who are still crafting wine in this region to this very day.

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Family Rhône Reserve
Shiraz
Chenin Blanc
Grenache
Cabernet Sauvignon

Nieuwe Haarlem

Nieuwe Haarlem

 

De Nieuwe Haarlem, carries a legend filled with bravery, adventure and perseverance. As one of the VOC’s (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) fleet it ploughed the oceans between continents at a time when the VOC was the world’s first and mightiest multi-national corporation. From the VOC’s headquarters in Amsterdam it transported high company officials to far-away colonies.

When it floundered in bad weather and ran aground near Table Bay in 1647 the heroic crew’s survival and exploration of the vicinity led to the establishment of a halfway station by Jan van Riebeeck on April 6, 1652, that ultimately led to the founding of South Africa and the first vines being planted in the Cape.

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Cinsault
Pinotage
Pino Noir

The Merchant

The Merchant

Since the late 1400s, The Merchants had been coming to the Cape of Storms to find fame and fortune. By 1652, the Peninsula had been renamed The Cape of Good Hope. But the reality remained – more than half of the ships would be wrecked trying to make land. However, once through the storms, the reward was obvious: the climate was perfect for cultivating the very best wine.

Today, the journey in and out is less perilous, but still we celebrate The Merchants, the men and women who risked their lives to bring us wines from the far corners of the world.

A story of travel, from vine to table.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

JUNO

JUNO

Something strange and beautiful has been happening in the South. Some call it revolution, others an evolution. Juno calls it adventure. As a winemaker, she was compelled to make wine in the dryland conditions. Think hot, unforgiving sun. Little to no rain. Pretty perfect for cultivating robust varieties, wouldn’t you say? And so that’s exactly what Juno did, knowing the vines would thrive in a similar climate to their origin. The result? A rich, divers and fruit-forward range of wines that has inspired winemaking as the core ingredient of every bottle. Best enjoyed when paired with Mediterranean Fare.

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Sauvignon Blanc
Chenin Blanc
Shiraz Mourvédre Viognier
Pinotage
Grenache Rosé

The Nature Reserve

The Nature Reserve

These wines originate from the beautiful vineyards of the Western Cape of South Africa. Workers on these wine farms benefit from a partnership with Fairtrade, set on empowering local communities through striving for equality and fairness within the local wine industry.

Some of the proceeds of this product goes towards conservation.

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Shiraz Grenache
Chenin Blanc Viognier

Frank

Frank

So let’s be frank… this bottle of wine is 100% filtered, natural grapes.

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Sauvignon Blanc
Chenin Blanc
Cinsault
Merlot

Palate Collection

Palate Collection

The Palate Collection celebrates the fruity goodness of South African wine.

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Sauvignon Blanc
Shiraz
Pinotage
Merlot

THE YACHT CLUB

THE YACHT CLUB

Perfect for evenings on the patio, at the sports club or the summer house, The Yacht Club is a fashionable wine brand designed for beautiful, youthful people enjoying life, adventures and great, sunny times with friends.

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Crisp White
Smooth Red
Fresh Rose
Semi Sweet

Little Tipsy

Little Tipsy

This Sauvignon Blanc is a superfruity toot that’s low in alcohol and full of mellow melon, grapefruit and berry-deliciousness.

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Little Tipsy
Low Alcohol

Ega

Ega

Through the growing interest in premium low-alcohol and alcohol- free drinks, the Ega range was born.

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Ega Rooibos
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Ega Kiwi
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Ega Elderflower
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McGarry's

McGarry's

In 1921, a young bartender at The Buck’s Club, named Malachy McGarry, noticed that all his “regulars” treated their precious social time at the bar as a big night out, with many heavy drinks.

Wanting them to enjoy themselves for longer, he invented a new drink, “Buck’s Fizz,” a combination of sparkling wine and orange juice. A drink filled with pleasure, but far lighter and crisper for his patrons. He was known as a legend at The Buck’s Club for the next fourty years that he worked there, and the drink remains world famous today.

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McGARRY’S
Low Alcohol Orange Beverage

Accolades

Accolades

We are very proud of our achievements! Solute to our winemaking team.

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93 points
Erasmus Family Reserve 2014
93 points
Erasmus Shiraz 2016
87 points
Erasmus Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
87 points
Erasmus Grenache 2015
87 points
Nieuwe Haarlem Cinsault 2016
87 points
Nieuwe Haarlem Pinotage 2017

Services

Bulk Supply
Services

In addition to producing and bottling quality wines, Cape Wine Company is also able to offer wine in bulk to clients both locally and abroad. With more than 20 years of expertise in the procuring and shipping of bulk wine, we are confident in our ability to fulfil our client’s needs. We offer a vast knowledge of the South African wine market along with extensive experience, ensuring a competitive advantage. Through Cape Wine Company, clients can be assured of:

  •   Competitive pricing for big and small volumes
  •   Ability to blend/buy to specification
  •   Great quality
  •   Sourcing from ethical suppliers
  •   Excellent service and administration
  •   Integrity at all times
  •   Flexibility

Although we pride ourselves in being flexible, please note that it is advisable to order before the onset of a new vintage.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you require quality South African wines in bulk. We will be sure to source and supply the best wines for your requirements.

Please contact us here: bulk@capewinecompany.co.za

Meet The Team

The Team

ERLANK ERASMUS
Founder & Winemaker
MARLENE TROLLIP
Procurement & Logistics
MICHELLE DREYER
Finance
MERCIA VAN HEERDEN
Office manager and local sales

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Distributors

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33.7660° S, 18.9579° E

Laborie Wine Estate, Paarl, 7646, South Africa
T +27(0) 21 863 0872