“At Overhex Wines International we love our business and we are passionate about wine. Wine is about fun and this we have, by doing the little things … a little differently!”

– Gerhard van der Wath (MD)

History

At Overhex, we do things a little differently.

Founded in 2007 and situated in the town of Worcester in the Western Cape, our principal focus is on quality and adaptability. From humble beginnings, the Overhex Group has grown from strength to strength and is now proudly the eighth largest exporter of South African wines.

Overhex Wines International prides itself on having a market driven approach, which drives our innovative team in pursuing and responding to global wine trends. The ability to select our grapes from a wide variety of top vineyards from all over the Cape Winelands results not only in a kaleidoscope of flavours, but also allows for a freedom of style seldom found in conventional wine portfolios.

The building of our core brands, Balance, Mensa and Survivor, is of the utmost importance to us, yet our resourceful marketing team also invests a significant amount of time in creative and flexible offerings for our clients. We strive to offer products that differ from the norm, and are attractive and exciting to our global and local target markets.

We are a proudly South African company.

Quality Focus

Our well-defined production values ensure that our motto of ‘Quality is Everything’ remains firmly entrenched. Only the finest grapes are vinified under the watchful eye of our internationally acclaimed winemaking team to result in wines of superb quality.

An ever-growing list of accolades testifies to the high standard of our wines. Among these are medals won at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards, Veritas Awards, Michelangelo International Wine Awards, and Mundus Vini Great International Wine Awards as well as top ratings in international wine magazines such as Harpers and Decanter.

Winemaking Philosophy

A dynamic winemaking team

Overhex Wines International has built lasting relationships with a select number of top growers. Being able to select our grapes from a wide variety of top vineyards all over the Cape Winelands results not only in a kaleidoscope of flavours, but also allows for a freedom of style seldom found in conventional wine portfolios.

Our well-defined production values ensure that our motto of ‘Quality is Everything’ remains firmly entrenched. Only the finest grapes are vinified under the watchful eye of our internationally acclaimed winemaking team to result in wines of superb quality.

Our knowledgeable team of viticulturist, Dirk Bosman, and winemakers Ben Snyman and Willie Malan source specially selected grapes from a variety of farms in the diverse wine regions of the Western Cape. According to Snyman this diversity ensures complexity in the cellar.

Renowned wine judge and writer Michael Fridjhon was involved as a consultant in the making of Survivor, setting the broad parameters of the Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, and Cabernet Sauvignon blends. “Intensity and commitment define Overhex Wines International” – Michael Fridjhon

Social Awareness

FAIRTRADE

Overhex is proud to be associated with Fairtrade, a leading and globally recognised certification system focusing on decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries.

We currently have access to 20 000 tons of grapes for Fairtrade certified wines and are in the process of registering additional vineyards and cellars.

WIETA

Overhex is also an accredited member of the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association.

IPW

We adhere to the Integrated Production of Wine guidelines for sustainable viticulture and viniculture.

Overhex Wines International Wines

Original concepts, striking labels and chic packaging contribute to our clients’ success. Ranging from entry level to ultra-premium, our portfolio of vibrant, consumer-driven brands caters for contemporary wine lovers the world over.