Since 1928, when fifteen farmers
founded the Calitzdorp Wine Cellar in order to
export Hanepoot grapes, this cellar in the heart
of the "Port capital of South-Africa" has
offered choice products to discerning clients.
Exciting wines like Touriga Nacional can be
tasted at the cellar. These wines boast with a
new label on which the rare ecological
phenomenon, the red hills surrounding Calitzdorp,
The cellar is situated overlooking the beautiful
Gamka River Valley, with a big stoep where wines
can be tasted while enjoying a picnic lunch.
winemaker: Alwyn Burger is the winemaker and
manager at Calitzdorp Wine Cellar.
He was born and raised between the
vineyards on a farm in Montagu. He
farmed for a while and was assistant
winemaker at Groblershoop. Later in
his career he studied at Elsenburg
before he joined the Calitzdorp
His favourite wine from the
He loves wine. For every event there
is a good wine - white, red, sweet –
so long it is enjoyed. His wife,
Dalena, is a good cook and they love
to drink the red wines from the
cellar during mealtimes, especially
the Shiraz and Touriga Nacional.
Fact about Alwyn you probably did not know: He loves his Labrador Retrievers, is
a mountain biker, enjoys to tour
with friends, likes to take
photographs and camping in the
Meet the assistant winemaker:
Abraham Pretorius started working as
a gardener in 1996 at Calitzdorp
Wine Cellar and worked his way up to
assistant winemaker. Abraham went on
an exchange program in 2006 to
France for 3 months where he gained
some experience on French winemaking
and is presently busy with his
national certificate in winemaking.
His favourite wine from the
cellar: His favourite wine from
the cellar is the Muscadel and
Hanepoot. He definitely has a sweet
Fact about Abraham you probably did not know: He loves cooking
and listens to Gospel music.
Meet the Marketing Representative: Lynette Faas is the marketing representative for Calitzdorp Wine Cellar, concentrating in the Southern and Eastern Cape.
Her favourite wine from the cellar: Calitzdorp Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinto. She loves a full-bodied red wine.
Fact about Lynette you probably did not know: She loves to pamper women with beauty treatments in her spare time and her sport is jogging.
the tasting room personnel: Madridlene van der Berg works at
Calitzdorp Wine Cellar as tasting
room assistant and is involved with
wine tastings, wine sales and
Her favourite wine from the
Calitzdorp Golden Jerepigo – nicely
balanced and a real winter warmer.
Fact about Madridlene you probably did not know:
She studied Food and Beverage
Management at the Cape Peninsula
University of Technology.
Madridlene van der Berg
Meet the tasting room personnel: Elsie Calitz is
Calitzdorp Wine Cellar’s administrative officer - stock. Her main
function is the admin of the stock produced and sold by the cellar, but
she is always at hand to help with wine tastings and sales in the
Her favourite wine from the cellar:
Calitzdorp Rosé – in her own words
“I love the Rosé, it is fruity and not to sweet and not to dry.”
Fact about Elsie you probably did not know:
She bakes wedding cakes!