Matthew van Heerden's childhood spent growing up on a farm in the Southern Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Winelands stimulated his eighth generation farming interest in viticulture and winemaking. His wife, Monique, grew up on a wine estate in Stellenbosch and developed a natural affinity for hospitality and wine. Her experience of over a decade in the industry supports their passion to combine wine, food and true Cape Winelands hospitality
Matthew's wines reflect his passion to reflect his country’s unique diversity of vineyard sites in their most natural light. Utmost emphasis on viticulture and sustainable farming methods ensuring exceptional fruit with an elegant style of fruit purity, authentic expression and age ability. Small barrel lot production, wild yeast fermentation and minimal intervention allow his wines to express specific characteristics and provide a quality framework.
A limited production allows Matthew a hands-on approach and attention to detail from the vineyard to winery. After 15 vintages working with exceptional vineyard sites, he's fulfilling his goal of reflecting South Africa’s unique vineyard sites in limited quantities of naturally handcrafted wines.