Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

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-33.538358, 21.686702
Saayman Street Calitzdorp Western Cape 6660 ZA

Trading hours

Monday to Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Public Holidays:
09h00 – 17h00
09h00 – 16h00
Closed
09h00 – 17h00 excluding Good Friday & Christmas day

General info

Proprietor:  Alwyn Burger
Winemaker:  Alwyn Burger
Viticulturist:  Johannes Mellet
Marketing:  Lynette Faas
PRO:  Willem Olivier
Area under vines:  300 ha
Production:  5 000 ton
Brands:  Calitzdorp
Wines: Cape Ports. Muscadel. Hanepoot. A selection of white and red wines. Wine made from traditional Portuguese cultivars.
Wine Tourism:  Wine tasting and sales. Light lunches on the stoep.

More about us

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.

Wines on offer includes sem-sweet, dry white, dry red, Port, dessert wines and the Calitzdorp Blend.

The cellar is situated overlooking the beautiful Gamka River Valley, with a big stoep where wines can be tasted while enjoying a picnic lunch.

The Lookout Cafe @ Calitzdorp Cellar

Calitzdorp deli 1The Lookout Post Cafe @ Calitzdorp Cellar serves light delectables such as cheese & meat platters, salads, nacho’s, tramezzini, burgers, baskets and desserts!

The restaurant is open from 12h00 to 17h00 on Monday to Friday and on Saturday from 11h00 to 16h00.

For reservations, please contact the cellar at +27 (0)44 213 3301

Meet the winemaker

Alwyn Burger

Alwyn Burger

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 team.

His favourite wine from the cellar

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.

More about Alwyn

He loves his Labrador Retrievers, is a mountain biker, enjoys to tour with friends, likes to take photographs and camping in the veldt.

Meet the assistant winemaker

Abraham Pretorius

Abraham Pretorius

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 tooth!

More about Abraham

He loves cooking and listens to Gospel music.

Meet the marketing representative

Lynette Faas

Lynette Faas

Lynette Faas is the marketing representative for Calitzdorp Wine Cellar, concentrating on the Southern, Eastern and Western Cape.

Her favourite wine from the cellar

Calitzdorp Cabernet Sauvignon. She loves a full-bodied red wine.

More about Lynette

She loves to pamper women with beauty treatments in her spare time and her sport is jogging.

Meet the tasting room personnel

Willem Olivier

Willem Olivier

Willem Olivier was born and bred in Gauteng and worked in the optometric industry and the Atlantic Seaboard until 2015 when he relocated to Calitzdorp.  He has admin responsibilities and work with the tasting room personnel at Calitzdorp Cellar.

His favourite wine from the cellar

 “I love the slightly wooded Chardonnay with hints of pear when I drink white wine, the spicy, peppery taste of the Shiraz when in the mood for red and our Golden Jerepigo served ice cold.”

More about Willem

More about Willem: He loves to cook and entertain family and friends with decadent food.

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