Deetlefs Wine

Age old family traditions passed through the generations and an intimate knowledge of every facet of this estate can be experienced in our handcrafted, classic styled wines.


Deetlefs Wine Estate, situated in the picturesque Breedekloof (Rawsonville) area. It is the second oldest wine estate in South Africa under ownership of the same family, established in 1822, and specialise in Pinotage and Chenin Blanc wines.

Estate Overview

  • Deetlefs Wine Estate is located in its own unique micro-climatic zone
  • They have a variety of soil compositions similar to the left and right bank in Bordeaux, varying from well drained stone rich alluvial soils to sand loam and a combination there of
  • The mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of quality wines in different styles
  • 105 hectares are under vines with 60% white varietal and 40% red.
  • All grapes are hand picked at different stages of ripening
  • Production capacity of 1.8 million litres per annum
  • All bottling, labelling of wines is on site. All analysis and daily quality testing is done in house by one of the top wine laboratory in SA
  • Deetlefs focus on quality products, market support and long term business relationships which are beneficial to all parties involved
  • 25% of production is sold in SA, 75% exported
  • The Deetlefs Group has substantial experience in the production, bottling, packaging and dispatching of wines
  • Environmentally conscious – 1st in South Africa to install a fully fledged biological waste-water treatment plant (SBR)
  • BRC Accreditation since 2005
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Deetlefs Wines

Deetlefs Familie Range

Dark, deep red colour. Very complex nose with black berry, black current, prune, liquorice, cedar, cloves and hints of coffee bean. A Very elegant wine, with ripe refined tannins and lingering finish. Excellent balance between fruit and oak. A wine with exceptional ageing potential.

Awards:  IWSC Silver 2014

Light lemon yellow colour.Aromas of lime orange peel, pineapple, quince, hawthorn floral, saffron, roasted almonds and hints of dried spices. Lime acidity, dessert peach, quince, fleshy fruit, good acidity, full bodied good weight and structure on middle and back palate with balanced oaking that adds delicate spicy notes on the finish.

Awards:  IWSC Silver 2014

Deetlefs Estate Range

Dark ruby colour with scarlet rim.Perfumed nose with abundance of mulberry, raspberry, cherries and spicy aromas. Fruit aromas are backed up by the subtle presence of vanilla, spicy oak and an earthy undertone. Ripe tannins ensure good structure and well integrated oak adds to complexity. Entry on the palate show concentrated cherries flavours carrying through to dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee bean finish.


  • Platinum (97.95 points) –SA Wine Index
  • 91 Points –Tim Atkin 2019
  • Gold –China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

Wine is a dark, intense red with a scarlet rim. It has an abundance of black cherry, plum and raspberry aromas with a hint of spice and dried herbs. The palate is smooth on entry with good body and weight on the middle palate. Good balance between fruit and oak with lingering cherry finish.


  • 88 points – James Suckling

Light lemon yellow colour. Intense aromas of lime, nectarine, green apple with hints of quince and apricots. Fresh green apple acidity on entry. Well rounded middle pallet. Lime nectarine and apricots, ending with subtle, sweet nutty flavours of roasted hazelnut and dried apricots.


  • 97.09 points (platinum) –South African Wine Index
  • Double Gold –China Wine and Spirits Awards

Deep rich yellow colour. Fresh and racy apple acidity on the entry. Good concentration of fruit with nectarine, apricot, apple and melon. Finely structured middle palate with well-balanced acidity that adds length. Hints of creamy oak adds another layer to this Chenin Blanc.Very inviting yet complex nose of juicy nectarine, pear, melon, apple and quince. Hints of oak spice adds a lovely dimension.

Wine has a rich lemon-yellow colour. There is an explosion of peach, apricot, ripe pineapple, orange blossoms and a hint of Muscat on the nose. Taste is rich and round with complex apricot, honey, almonds, nutmeg and orange marmalade flavours. Good freshness, lively acidity and a fine elegant bone dry finish.

Wine has a dark red colour with a vibrant red rim. Sweet notesof blueberries, black and red cherries, violets, spicy Christmas cake aromas with hints of pepper and vanilla. On entry the wine is very enticing with soft rich tannins. Abundance of berry flavours with balanced vanilla and pepper nuances. A full rich flavoured wine, with an elegant finish.

Rich yellow colour. Muscat, rose water, litchi, honey and apricot aromas in abundance on the nose. The palate has very good balance between sweetness, alcohol and acidity culminating in a very easy and fresh desert wine.


Wine is a dark red colour. Aromas of red cherries, raspberries, plums, prunes with hints of mint and dried herbs. Clean fruity entry with good firm tannins; still young and tight but well-rounded. The wine has medium body with nice lingering fruity finish.

Wine is a dark red with an intense red rim. Concentrated aromas of cherries, plums, raspberries and strawberries, with hints of earthiness and vanilla spice.Lots of red cherry flavours on entry backed up by subtle spice notes. The wine has a medium body with round and soft tannin structure. The finish is soft with lingering red berry and spice flavours.

Intensedark red colour. The nose shows an interesting array of berry aromas which include raspberry, black cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry with a hint of liquorices and clove spiciness. This Cabernet has a soft entry with concentrated fruity finish. Flavours picked up on the nose carry through to the palette.

Dark red/purple colour. Good example of a fruit forward Shiraz style. On the nose there are aromas of bilberry, blackberry and violet with a hint of truffle. Wine also shows typical pepper spiciness. The wine has very soft round entry. Raspberry and blackberry flavours with a good savoury finish. There are also hints of rosemary and lavender.

Very appealing pale copper pink colour. Alluring aromas of strawberries, sweet cherries, nectarines and candy floss on the nose. On the palate the wine has a strawberry sorbet entry with exceptional balance between acidity and fruit. Lingering strawberry flavours with surprisingly salivating salty finish.

Intense dark purple colour.Aromas of blackberry, mullberry, violets, liquorice and ripe plums with hints of spicy oak aromas. This wine has soft fruity entry with velvety soft and rounded tannin structure with lingering mulberry finish.

Light lemon yellow in colour. Combination of lime, pineapple, pear, peach and apricot aromas intrigue on the nose. The taste is fresh and zesty with an abundance of citrus, pineapple and apricot flavours. The wine has a well-rounded lingering finish.

Light lemon yellow colour. A combination of granny smith apple, quince, melon, pineapple and nectarine aromas intrigue on the nose. An abundance of fresh crisp green apple, nectarine and pineapple flavours with a zesty lime acidity finish.

Very light yellow colour with tinge of green. Wine has sweet tropical fruit aromas of gooseberry, melon, grapefruit, and passion fruit with hints of grass and green pepper on the nose. An incredible fresh wine with pineapple and grapefruit flavours. Good balanced acidity that makes this wine very easy and approachable.

The Elements

Good deep red colour. An explosion of red berry fruits and hints of spicy aromas of cloves and black pepper. Pleasant fruity palate rounded off with soft tannins. Good lingering aftertaste.

Light lemon yellow colour.  Sweet tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and granadilla are accompanied by some typical green aromas like green peppers and grassy aromas. The wine has a fruity entry with good juicy citrus acidity and long aftertaste.