|Monday to Friday:
|09h00 – 16h00
09h00 – 12h45
09h00 – 12h45. Closed on Good Friday, 25 & 26 December and New Year.
|Proprietor: MWSC shareholders
Sales: Chrislene Visser
Winemaker: Henk Wentzel
Wine Tourism: Wine tasting and sales.
|Area under vines: 150 ha
Production: 250 ton
Brands: John Montagu; Uitvlucht
Wines: Selection of white and red wine. Potstill brandy. Muscadel.
More about us
In 2010, the historic Uitvlucht Winery, amalgamated with the Rietrivier Winery, 20km out of town along the Cape R62, to become Montagu Wine and Spirits. The aim of this winery is to keep up with trends and produce wine for ultimate enjoyment, reflected in our colourful, trendsetting labels.
Today, about 70 producers supply grapes for the production of the wines, the furthest 60km apart. The vineyards are situated 400m to 700m above sea level, the Koo region being the highest and coldest with snow in the winter. Due to the hilly and sometimes mountainous terroir, viticulturists choose from a wide range of slopes when considering the best location for specific cultivars. A variety of meso climates can be identified ranging from secluded areas high up in the mountains to the lower riverbeds in the valleys. The daily winds in the afternoon ensures good air circulation, prevents relative high humidity and excessively high temperatures from developing in vine canopies.
This contributes to the optimal environment for physiological ripening of grapes and for the synthesis of colour, flavour and aroma compounds. This diversity of climate, topography and terroir ensure that the cellar can choose from a vast array of grape styles and quality to make the wines for ultimate enjoyment.
MWS is proud to present our tasting room, the home of John Montagu Wines. The venue is built into the old historic cement wine tanks, a nod to our heritage. 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 winemaker
Henk Wentzel is the winemaker at Montagu Wine & Spirits.
Meet the tasting room personnel
Brenda Hoffman works in the tasting room at John Montagu Wines, helping with wine tastings and sales.
Her favourite wine from the cellar
I’m a sweet tooth, definitely our famous Montagu Red Muscadel!
More about Brenda
I love reading and listening to music.
The Rietrivier Restaurant is situated 20 km from Montagu on the R62 on the way to Barrydale. The premise forms part of the Montagu Wine & Spirits Co and John Montagu wines are served here with home-cooked Sunday lunches or burger and milkshakes.