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.