Proprietor:

A.J. Bailey (Tony)

General Manager:

A.J. Bailey (Tony)

Winemaker:

A.J. Bailey (Tony)

Viticulturist:

A.J. Bailey (Tony)

Area under vines:

0.7 ha

Production:

5 tons – 3 000 bottles

Brands:

Du'SwaRoo

Wines:
Port: Cape Ruby; Cape Vintage   Rose: Mistral  Shiraz: Shiloh  Red Blend: Sirocco (Shiraz/Touriga Nacional/Tinta Barocca)

  

Du'SwaRoo Farm is located 1.8 kilometres north of Calitzdorp on the road to Groenfontein and lies across the lower slopes of Besemkop, the distinctive round topped koppie south of the magnificent Swartberg Mountains. The farm was purchased in 2000, and the name Du'SwaRoo represents the origins and the new home of the owners – namely Durban, SWA (South West Africa/Namibia) and Klein Karoo.

Wines are made under the Du'SwaRoo label from the Shiraz and Port vineyards on the farm and grapes sourced from neighbouring farms. In true boutique farm style, all wine making activities occur on the farm. Quantities are small so these wines, which have been nurtured with much passion and care, will remain exclusive.

Meet the winemaker. Tony is the owner, viticulturist and winemaker at Du’SwaRoo. He is a qualified Analytical Chemist who was the Manager Scientific Services at Ethekwini (Durban) Council before he dropped out to live in Calitzdorp. Making wine was supposed to be a hobby, but the bug bit and now there is Du'SwaRoo Wines.
  

Tony, Mistral and Sirocco   

His comments about his favourite wine from the cellar: “My favourite wine? Difficult, but I will always love any of my Shiraz wines as it was Shiraz that got me started making wine. However I am most proud of my Port as I laid out the vineyard, planted vines and poles, strung the wires and being my own viticulturist, grow the grapes. The cellar is next to the vineyard and until the bottle leaves the farm the port never travels further than 60m. I am also very chuffed that Platter 2011 rated my 2009 Vintage Port 3.5 stars, not bad for a beginner and the port will only get better in the bottle.”

   

Facts about Tony you probably did not know (in his own words): “Well I am living my interests and hobby. Fruit and olive farming and wine making - life is good in Calitzdorp. My Weimaraners keep me busy and interested in exploring all corners of my small farm. I love most sports and played casual golf for many years and was very seriously into bowls - however I have not played since moving to Calitzdorp. Ah, very important fact - I am a life-long Sharks supporter...”

  
Wine Tourism: -
Trading Hours:
Monday to Friday: By appointment only
Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: By appointment only
Marketing: A.J. Bailey (Tony)
PRO: A.J. Bailey (Tony)
Tel: +27 (0)44 213 3137
Fax: +27 (0)44 213 3137
Postal Address: P.O. Box 279, Calitzdorp, 6660
GPS Coordinates:

33°30’57.85’’ S
21°41’38.77’’ E

E-mail:

tonybailey@telkomsa.net

Website

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Du’SwaRoo is a proud member of the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) system, complying with international wine industry environmental sustainability criteria, assuring consumers that their wine is being produced in as environmentally friendly way as possible.

The Klein Karoo supports the ARA Communication Code

 


  
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