|Monday to Saturday: 10h00 – 16h00
Public Holidays: 10h00 – 16h00 except Christmas day, New Years day & Good Friday
|Proprietor: Du’SwaRoo (PTY) Ltd
Winemaker and Viticulturist: Kallie Calitz
Marketing: Kallie Calitz
Tasting Room Manager: Riana Nel
|Area under vines: 0.7 ha
Production: 5 tons – 3 000 bottles
Wines: Cape Vintage (Port), Shiraz, Chenin Blanc, Chadonnay and wines made from traditional Portuguese cultivars..
Wine Tourism: Wine tasting. Olive and olive oil tasting. Deli products.
More about us
Du’SwaRoo wine and olive farm is located just North of Calitzdorp on the road to Groenfontein and lies across the secondary slopes of Besemkop, south of the Swartberg mountains.
Kallie and Pat Calitz recently purchased the farm from Tony and Nita Bailey.
Du’SwaRoo wine is produced in our cellar since 2007. Boutique farm style wines are produced in limited quantities from grapes from the Shiraz and Port vineyards on the farm and additional cultivars sourced from our neighbours. Du’SwaRoo is the smallest cellar on the Klein Karoo wine route and it is highly unlikely that you will find any Du’SwaRoo wines on the shelves at your local bottle store. So make sure you visit us when in Calitzdorp.
Meet the owner/winemaker
Kallie Calitz is the sole director of Du’SwaRoo (PTY) Ltd and is the winemaker at Du’SwaRoo. He is a retired soldier and also work for the UN in various war stricken countries managing the removal of landmines and unexploded munitions and bombs. As someone that can’t sit still he decided to move to where his family roots are from and make his favorite drink, wine.
His favourite wine from the cellar
His favourite wines from the cellar most probably are the Shiraz and Sirocco blend as he participate in every activity from the harvest through to bottling, making the opening of the first bottle with the family very special.
More about Kallie
I am a serious sport lover and tried many sports during my live, from rugby and cricket to squash and even softball. I am playing casual golf and will grab every opportunity to hit a few balls. I grew up on a farm and I am currently living my dream of being a farmer myself.
Meet the tasting room manager
Riana Nel is the tasting room manager at Du’SwaRoo and is responsible for wine tasting, wine sales and the deli.
Her favourite wine from the cellar
My wine of choice is the Du’SwaRoo Chenin Blanc; a dry crisp wine filled with a variety of fruity flavours, served chilled. I also like Du’SwaRoo Tannat, a rich and spicy red wine with notes of blackberry, blackcurrant and a liquorice taste. Both are perfect to sip on my veranda overlooking the vineyards while watching the sunset.
More about Riana
I love walking my dogs in our vineyard and am very interested in everything that happens on the farm. I also like crocheting, though I am only a beginner.