Then . . .
Klein Moerbei was established in 1905. In 1998, the current owners bought the property from the grandson of the original owner, Mnr Visser. Since then, the farm and the vineyards have been renovated, leaving only two original blocks, one of Chenin Blanc, close to the homestead, and one of Pinotage.
. . . and now
The Moerbei vineyards are now fully restored and producing award-winning wines. The farm has blocks of Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon in addition to the original blocks of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage.
Klein Moerbei’s Chenin Blanc vineyard produces some of the best fruit to be found in South Africa, and it is the source of Spier’s Private Collection Chenin, which has regularly come in the top three in South Africa’s Chenin Challenge. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot also go into Spier’s top-performing reds.
One of the old farm buildings has been restored and converted into a traditionally equipped boutique winery, which can produce about ten thousand bottles of wine a year. Every bottle of wine is made with loving care!
Let’s raise a glass
South Africa Moerbei wines are available for purchase at the Stellenbosch cellar door by appointment, or from any of a number of approved retail outlets. Please enquire if you’d like to pop in, or if you’d like us to send you a list of outlets.
United Kingdom In addition, our wines are available in small quantities in the UK through the mail order company Naked Wines, as well as at a number of select UK restaurants and shops.
At Klein Moerbei, we release new vintages every year. Our top wines, Sable (Shiraz), White Gold (Simillion Chardonnay) and the Directors Reserve (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) are released between one and three years after harvest. These wines are produced in small quantities and are mostly sold prior to release. However, there are some lucky distributors, so if you are interested, we can let you know when and how to secure some of our wines for your enjoyment. Our newer wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Redridge Pinotage, Testarossa Sangiovese, and the Cabernet Shiraz, are available annually, although again, they sell quickly!
Our loyal and dedicated wine team includes great wine makers and viticulturists who are continually experimenting and striving to perfect the process and the product. Our Terrior is some of the best in South Africa and, as a result, we are proud of our wines and love entering them into international competitions. Our historic medal table is below, but keep an eye on our News page for latest releases, availability and awards!