Kranskop Wines :: Personal

Posted on July 18, 2011 in Featured, General, Personal, Recent Work | 2 comments

Kranskop Wines :: Personal

I won’t claim to know much about wines or pretend to be a wine connoisseur, but I know when I taste a good wine – this was most certainly the case when we visited Kranskop Wine Cellar during our holiday in Swellendam. Their selection of wines are truly magnificent and I highly recommend you visit them when you are in the Robertson area.

You’ll find Kranskop Wine Cellar hidden away in Klaas Voogds in the heartland of the Breede River Valley. Here you can experience true South African hospitality, coupled with personal attention whilst sitting on the tasting deck which is atop the cellar itself, enjoying a glass of your favourite wine while overlooking the breathtaking scenery and the view over Kranskop.

While my sister-in-law Ilze and Newald Marais, wine-maker at and co-owner of Kranskop, sat down to discuss business I took the opportunity to take a few photos of the cellar and the set up. I didn’t follow the entire conversation they had, but it was quite obvious that Newald is as passionate about wine making as I am about photography – it was refreshing to see someone with the years of experience he has, still talk about the wine making process with such vigour and excitement! What makes their wine collection so unique is the fact that they still use a basket press process which has been used for over a thousand years, to create the master pieces we got to taste.

Newald, I wish you all the best with your venture and I’m hoping we’ll meet again, soon.


Barrels full of goodness!

The basket press at the top of the stairs which is used in the wine making process.

Not only do they sell gorgeous wines, they also stock the most delicious products!

The man himself: Newald Marais, wine maker and co-owner of Kranskop.

The deck where you can enjoy a glass of liquid heaven.

…see, even my 18 month old son approved when he tasted their wine! đŸ˜‰


  1. awesome images andre!

    • dankie baie Tash, waardeer!

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