About us

The Opstal Family

The Louw family owns and manages this beautiful estate with 6th generation Stanley and Ria Louw supported by their two sons Attie the winemaker and Zak the production manager.

Production Team

We are privileged to have third generation workers on the farm,
with all 30 families residing on the farm and forming part of the bigger Opstal family.

Management Team

The management team
includes farm manager,
Gerhard Theron and
accounting manager,
Chantal Jordaan who
joined Opstal
18 years ago.

 

 

 

 

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Events at Opstal

Activities

What to do in the Slanghoek Valley and surrounding areas
- Opstal Restaurant
- Opstal Wine Tasting and Cheese and Wine pairing
- Opstal Hiking trail
- Gin pairing: Ou Stokery
- Hiking trail: Jason's Hill
- Mountain biking: Slanghoek Cellar
- Fly fishing: Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway
- Bird watching: Bergsig Estate
- Cooking classes: Picardi Place

Who are we

We are a 7th generation family-run Estate, well known for our hospitality and friendliness. Through this we would like to extend a warm invitation to all our wine & food loving friends to come and visit us on the Estate.
Opstal Estate is situated at the foot of the Slanghoek mountains in the heart of the breathtakingly beautiful Slanghoek Valley on the Breedekloof Wine Route. The valley forms part of the Breede River Valley with Worcester as the closest, large town.

OUR PEOPLE

Opstal Estate’s rich history dates back to 1847 when JC Rossouw acquired the farm De Opstal bij de Fonteine. Just over a century later in 1950, 4th generation Carl Everson decided to continue making his own wine instead of joining the local co-operative winery like many other producers. Today, Opstal has a wide range of quality estate wines under three different labels: The fun, easy drinking and pocket-friendly Sixpence Range; the classical and food-friendly Estate Range; and the premium Heritage Range with our multiple 5-star Platter award-winning Carl Everson Chenin Blanc the cream of the crop.

When we say family we mean it in every sense of the word. Our production manager, Gerhard Theron, is the second generation Theron to join Opstal. His father, Kobus, worked at Opstal for 31 years. We are also proud to have 3rd generation farm workers that have helped to make Opstal a success. Thirty families who permanently live and work at Opstal. We created the Sixpence range as a tribute to not only Sixpence, but all the legends that have worked on Opstal.

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