MONTAGU WINERY HISTORY
Montagu Co-operative Wine cellar Limited is situated at the beginning of the Little Karoo about 200km from Cape Town on Route 62. Montagu Muskadelboere Koöperasie(name changed in 1992 to Montagu Koöperatiewe Wynkelder Bpk) was founded on 17 March 1941 with 15 members under the leadership of Mr DJ Burger Snr as chairman. They purchased Mr PJ Joubert’s Bath Street premises and went into production in 1942 with the help of Mr Joubert’s staff. The cellar grew quickly and under the chairmanship of Mr KW Carl du Toit it was decided to buy the premises(currently used) in 1948.
The cellar was build and wine was produced under the supervision of wine pioneers Dr Costa and Mr Moni. The Monis Marsala and Moscato(a method of making muscadel) had its origin in this very same cellar that is still used today for our own products and so the tradition is kept alive. From 800 tons of grapes and 15 members in 1942 the cellar grew to 16 000 tons of grapes and 41 members in 2017. These days muscadel is only 400 tons of the total production and only an exclusive amount is produced for the public on the traditional method.
At the moment the cellar produces white and red muscadel. The cellar is proud of several trophies won by its champion wines. The cellar has also won the title of “Champion wine cellar of the region” several times. The cellar’s red muscadel has been selected for the renowned Nederburg Wine Auction four times where it was described as “the best wine for the price anywhere in the world”. The cellar produces various cultivar red and white wines for the market which includes our famous muscadel. Currently in our bottle range we have 2 white wines, 3 red wines, 3 sweet wines and white and red sparkling grape juice.
Wines are marketed locally, but we also use a delivery service to deliver our wine country wide to our dedicated clients. Be sure to contact our sales department with any queries.
The Sauvignon blanc has an aroma of freshly cut grass combined with subtle notes of lemongrass, lime, green apple and banana. The tropical palate is perfectly balanced with minerals to leave a lasting and enjoyable finish.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR PRICES AND TO ORDER YOUR WINE
MONTAGU WINERY TEAM
Chris de Villiers
Wehan de Kock
Adriaan Van Zyl
Wine Sales and Marketing
Please feel free to contact our tasting room on the information below or by filling out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
T: 023 614 1125
F: 023 614 1793
Cinsaut Street 1, P.O. Box 29, MONTAGU, 6720, South Africa
Montagu Winery, 1 Cinsaut St, Montagu, 6720, South Africa
NOT FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18