Wine making & cellars
WELLINGTON PRODUCTION HEADQUARTERS
PRIMARY PRODUCTION BLENDING CELLAR
South Africa has a rich and varied terrain and is famed for the ancient soils and diverse properties across our wine growing regions.
In 1973, the introduction of the Wine of Origin System saw the division of South Africa’s Winelands into demarcated regions, each divided into districts, then wards and finally, estates.
DGB’s dedicated Viticulturist has extensive experience with the diverse vineyards of the Cape Winelands. In our search for great grapes from wonderful growers, our Viticulturist is the critical link between these growers and winemakers in the Cellar.
To honour our philosophy of authentic expressions and minimal intervention, a stringent viticultural regime is followed to ensure exceptional quality fruit and healthy vineyards. Our Viticulturist is a great advocate of biological farming, taking the most natural course of action wherever and whenever possible.
Driven by passion and respect for the greater environment as well as the tremendous wealth of the Cape floral Kingdom, Our Viticulturist is an important leader of DGB’s sustainability and carbon offset projects ensuring the utmost integrity of nature in all our operations.
To know where you are going, you have to know and embrace your past. This life wisdom also rings true for wine.
Our premium wines are aged in a cooled vinoteque at optimal circumstances with the purpose of reaching each wine’s ideal maturation.
When wine meets wood, a magic unfolds that is as old as time, but has evolved into a fine art in the modern era.
Ageing in oak barrels is an integral phase for the making of quality wines. For this reason this process is a focus point for DGB and receives consummate attention and resources.