What’s your personal winemaking philosophy? 

“One thing I’ve learned in the years growing up and working in the wine industry is that wine as a product, the making thereof or the people behind it should not be taken too seriously.
The keyword for me in my winemaking philosophy is drinkability. My aim is to make the wine drinking experience for our customers as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.”
Attie Louw, 7th Generation winemaker 

Estate Range

The classy and food friendly Estate Range includes the increasingly popular Chenin blanc which bridges the gap between the Chenin quaffer and our headline act, the Carl Everson. It also features our versatile dry Rosé, BLUSH which is our answer to a sunny day Sauvignon blanc.

Heritage Range

This is our cream of the crop and the aim is to identify and capture the pockets of excellence from our Estate and nurture it with a simplistic approach in the vineyard and minimalistic in the winery into bottled gold.

Sixpence Range

These fun, easy drinking wines are a tribute to not only the legendary Sixpence, but all the men and woman that have worked on Opstal and have helped to make Opstal the success it is.

The Upcoming

The maiden release of Opstal’s Assistant winemaker Franco Magerman.
This is a special wine and exclusively available to Opstal Restaurant for now.
Franco joined Opstal in 2013 and 2022 marks his 10th harvest in our cellar. He has a love for Colombard and as this variety is lately making more of a name for itself as a fine wine, so Franco is excelling in his role. Expect a wine with concentration and loads of pretty fruit flavors. The palate is elegant and will provide a great pairing mate to most light dishes on our menu.
Bottle: R210

Breedekloof Makers

Welcome to Chenin Country
It has been 7 years since a group of winemakers from the Breedekloof (of which Opstal Estate is one) decided to band together and collectively showcase South Africa’s greatest white grape; Chenin blanc.

What started out as a dream in 2014, has since established firm roots with a collection of individual Chenin blancs that perfectly illustrate the quality of the Breedekloof terroir.

Although the humble nature of this group of winemakers remains unshakable, their Chenin blanc continues to draw plenty of local and international praise to boast about.

Want to be part of the family?

There are many wine or loyalty clubs out there. This is not one of them. The Opstal Family Club is not for discount hunters or coupon gatherers. It is a community of people with a link or association to the Opstal family. When joining you become part of our family and will share in the love and authenticity of its people and place.

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