|Monday to Friday:
|09h00 – 17h00
09h00 – 13h00
09h00 – 13h00 excluding Good Friday, Christmas day & New Year
|Proprietor: Southern Cape Vineyards
General Manager: André Simonis
Winemaker: Ferdi Smith
Viticulturist: Jandre Human
Marketing: André Simonis
PRO: Zani du Toit
|Area under vines: 120 ha
Production: 1200 ton
Brands: Barrydale; Joseph Barry
Wines: A selection of white and red wines. Potstill brandy.
Wine Tourism: Wine tasting and sales.
More about us
The Barrydale region has a long history of brandy making and Barrydale Cellar has built on this to become one of South Africa’s top pot still brandy producers, competing with – and beating – international brands at international level. But there is more than brandy to the cellar.
Its Barrydale range of wines carries the name of the country’s smallest region of origin, Tradouw. Grapes for the range are grown on a mere 15km x 3km, a unique, fruitful pocket in the breathtaking Langeberg Mountains where vines flourish naturally. The result is a taste that is undeniably Barrydale.
At the beginning of 2005, the cellar joined forces with the neighbouring Ladismith Cellar and formed Southern Cape Vineyards, an umbrella company, to share and exchange technology and capacity to make the most – and the best – of the resources available to them.
Meet the tasting room personnel
Lauren Davids is the front of house manager at Barrydale Wine Cellar. She is responsible for admin, wine tasting and wine sales.
Her favourite wine from the cellar
She loves their Sauvignon Blanc as well as their Joseph Barry 5 Year Old Brandy and Oude Molen VS. “ The Sauvignon Blanc this year is a very green, fruity wine. And I love the bursting of flavours that you find in the wine itself. You get aroma’s of guava, lime and granadilla. The Joseph Barry 5 year old are a very fruity brandy, more peach apricot and a spicy vanilla hint , where the Oude Molen VS almost have a nose of sherry. I love the raisins in the aroma.”
More about Lauren
Lauren is confidant and like to take challenges. She loves doing sport and also to take photo’s.