Montagu Wine & Spirits Co

Dienerlaan Montagu Western Cape 6720 ZA

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday:
Public Holidays:
09h00 – 16h45
09h00 – 12h45
09h00 – 12h45. Closed on Good Friday, 25 & 26 December and New Year.

General info

Proprietor:  MWSC shareholders
Manager:  Elsa Carstens
Winemakers:  Carlo Sciocatti
Marketing:  Dawie Kriel
Wine Tourism:  Wine tasting and sales.
Area under vines:  690 ha
Production:  9 582 ton
Brands:  Montagu Wine & Spirits Company; Rietrivier; Uitvlucht
Wines: Selection of white and red wine. Potstill brandy. Muscadel. Cape Port.

More about us

History was made in Montagu on January 1st, 2010, when two of our largest wine companies, namely Rietrivier and Uitvlucht Cellars combined forces to form Montagu Wine & Spirits Company Ltd. The two companies now function and are managed as one entity, but with two production sites. The head office and tasting room facilities of the company are in Bathstreet, Montagu where Uitvlucht was previously situated. The other site, (previously Rietrivier Cellar) is 20 km further on Route 62 towards Barrydale and is now used only for production.

The company focuses on the production of high quality wine that is sold mainly in bulk, to the trade. The aim of the amalgamation between the two cellars was to utilise the diversity in origin of the grapes better, with the furthest distance between any two producers being in the order of 45 km.

A very close relationship exists between the production personnel and both winemakers of the two cellars. This ensures that the best quality grapes are identified and used in the creation of quality wine. Montagu Wine & Spirits Company strives towards becoming a major player in the bulk wine market. In 2010, the Company received the award for the best cellar in the Little Karoo National Young Wine Show. This is truly a great start for the road ahead!

The best quality wine produced in a year, is selected, bottled and sold under the Montagu Wine & Spirits brand. Bottled wine from the company is mainly available from the site in town, but also in selected retail stores in the Western Cape. We, therefore, invite all our clients and prospective clients to come and meet us and taste our wine and famous Muscadel at our cellars, in the beautiful town of Montagu!

Our tastingroom

MWS is proud to present our new tasting room, built into the old cement wine tanks from years back. Chrislene Visser in picture, has just jointed us and will host all our visitors, introducing them to our wine selection. We want to invite you to come and enjoy our wine; you might be pleased to see the excellent prices we are offering our visitors.

Meet the manager

Elsa Carstens

With an Honours B.Sc. degree in Oenology and a M.Sc. Argic Wine Microbiology, Elsa lives her passion for the wine industry – first as a lector in the cellar at the Elsenburg Agriculture College, manager-winemaker at Audacia

Wines in Stellenbosch and now manager at Montagu Wine & Spirits Co. She is also a wine judge at Veritas, the National Young Wine Show and IWSC.

Her favourite wine from the cellar

She loves the freshness of their Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, but is very proud of all the Muscat products the cellar is famous for.

More about Elsa

She keeps busy with creative handwork, her gigantic garden and try to slip away as often as possible to their house at the sea in De Kelders.

Meet the winemaker

Carlo Sciocatti

Carlo Sciocatti

Carlo Sciocatti is a winemaker at Montagu Wine & Spirits Company in Montagu. He has a passion for wine and would like to share his wine knowledge with people.

His favourite wine from the cellar

He likes an in your face red wine that carries through from the nose to the pallet.

More about Carlo

He is a very open and friendly people’s person and loves animals, golfing and predicts rugby scores on superbru. His pets are two Nguni cattle, an Australian cattle dog, a Dutch hound and a ginger cat.

Meet the winemaker

Alwyn Burger

Alwyn Burger

Alwyn Burger is a winemaker at Montagu Wine & Spirits Company. He was born and raised between the vineyards on a farm in Montagu. He was the winemaker at Calitzdorp Wine Cellar before he joined the team at MWSC.

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.

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 tasting room personnel

Chrislene Visser

Chrislene Visser is the manager of the tasting room at Montagu Wine & Spirits Co.

Her favourite wine from the cellar

She loves their New Rouge 5l BIB Red wine. It is an elegant, well-rounded, every day drinking wine, especially with pasta and pizza – her favourite food….

More about Chrislene

She has a vibrant personality, is people orientated and have a very positive outlook on life type.

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