Our Story

CAPE WINE COMPANY THRIVES ON BEING INNOVATIVE AND PUSHING THE LIMITS

Specialising in Product Development and Project Management within the South African wine industry, Cape Wine Company is a purveyor of 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.

We also provide project management services assisting brands in getting their wine from the vine to the bottle to shelves the world over.

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.

Products

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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ERASMUS FAMILY
Rhone Blend
HOME OF ERASMUS
Shiraz
HOME OF ERASMUS
Cabernet Sauvignon
HOME OF ERASMUS
Grenache
HOME OF ERASMUS
Chenin Blanc

Taillefert Wines

Taillefert Wines

From the scenic Laborie Wine Estate in Paarl, that was founded by the French Taillefert family dating back to 1691, the namesake range offers a stylish, high quality and elegant “Burgundian” trio of wines for all lovers of estate dining and leisure.

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TAILLEFERT
Pinot Noir
TAILLEFERT
Chardonnay
TAILLEFERT
Methode Cap Classique

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.
This wine is made from 40 year old Cinsault bush vines, of which only ten barrels have been produced.

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Nieuwe Haarlem
40 year old Bush Vine Cinsault

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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The Merchant
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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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THE NATURE RESERVE
Shiraz Grenache
THE NATURE RESERVE
Chenin Blanc Viognier

JUNO

JUNO

Juno. Roman queen of the gods, divine protectress and symbol of eternal youth. She is one part fierce, one part compassion. She wears a goat’s skin to symbolise her combatant force, while her chariot is drawn by peacocks who safeguard her. A salute to the italian influence on South African food, wine and lifestyle, Juno is reminiscent of the vino of Italia: absolutely ‘magnifico’!

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JUNO
Sauvignon Blanc
JUNO
Chenin Blanc
JUNO
Shiraz
JUNO
Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier

JUNO BiB & Tetra

JUNO BiB & Tetra

Currently only available in the Scandinavian markets.

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JUNO
Cabernet Sauvignon (3L)
JUNO
Pinotage Cinsault Rose (3L)
JUNO
Shiraz (1L)

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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THE YACHT CLUB
Chenin Blanc Colombard
THE YACHT CLUB
Shiraz Pinotage
THE YACHT CLUB
Rosé
THE YACHT CLUB
Shiraz Pinotage 3L BiB

Frank

Frank

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

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FRANK
Sauvignon Blanc
FRANK
Chenin Blanc
FRANK
Cinsault
FRANK
Merlot

LEI

LEI

This sophisticated Petillant Wine is inspired by Italy and the Italian word for shelei. In every bottle we bring you the sparkling spirit of the fearless, fun and fabulous women of the world. With subtle notes of fruit and biscuit, lightly invigorated with an extra fizz, Lei is best enjoyed at picnics, cocktails, sundowners, dinner and dance parties. In other words, anywhere you can find friends, laughter, sunshine and all things la bella vita.

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LEI
Petillant Rosé
LEI
Petillant White

Fruit Wines

Fruit Wines

The Fruit Wines range celebrates the fruity goodness of South African wine.

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FAT FIG
Sauvignon Blanc
SPICE BOX
Shiraz
RED CHERRY
Pinotage
BURSTING BERRIES
Merlot

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 Sauvignon Blanc

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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4 Star Platter
Home Of Erasmus Cabernet Sauvignon
4.5 Star Platter
Erasmus Family
Concours Mondial Gold
Home of Erasmus Grenache
WINEMAG Gold 91/100
Erasmus Family
Concours Mondial Silver
Erasmus Family
TOP 100 SA Wines
Erasmus Family
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze
Erasmus Family
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze
Home of Erasmus Grenache
Michelangelo Silver
The Nature Reserve Shiraz Grenache
Top 100
Nieuwe Haarlem

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
DE BRUYN STEENKAMP
Sales & Marketing
MARLENE TROLLIP
Procurement & Logistics
MICHELLE DREYER
Finance

Distributors

Distributors

South Africa
Cape Wine Company

For distributors in your territory, or if you would like to become a distributor, please contact our Sales & Marketing wing:

www.capewinemerchants.com

 

De Bruyn Steenkamp (Director)

debruyn@capewinemerchants.com

 

Marlene Trollip (Logistics)

marlene@capewinemerchants.com

 

+ 27 21 863 0872

Paarl, South Africa

 

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33.7660° S, 18.9579° E

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