At Delheim we produce a range of award-winning wines, led by the majestic Grand Reserve, which since its release in 1981, has been honoured with much prestigious recognition. Our ever-popular Pinotage Rosé (the 1st of its kind to be produced in South Africa in 1976) and the quirky Spatzendreck dessert wine are just some of the favourites which have helped to turn Delheim into a household name.
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We also produce a range of tailored-made wines for one of South Africa’s largest retailers, Woolworths:
- Woolworths Pinotage / Shiraz Rosé
- Woolworths Oakleaf Merlot
- Woolworths Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Past and current winemakers:
1958 – 1969 Spatz Sperling
1970 – 1975 Joseph Kramer
1976 – 1979 Otto Helmer
1980 – 1987 Kevin Arnold
1988 – 2000 Philip Costandius
2001 – 2002 Conrad Vlok
2003 – 2011 Brenda van Niekerk
2012 – 2015 Reg Holder (still our Cellarmaster despite the fact that he has now stepped into the General Manager position)
2015 – current Altus Treurnicht
The Delheim Pinotage Rosé was one of the first wines in South Africa to sport the world's first sustainability seal as a guarantee of eco-friendly production.
Effective from 2010, the voluntary system is available to those wineries to have passed the accreditation of the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) set of sustainable principles, at farm, winery and bottling levels. IPW covers a range of issues such as integrated pest management, the health of workers, the conservation of biodiversity and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The South Africa wine industry has launched the world's first sustainability seal as a guarantee of eco-friendly production. Issued by the Wine and Spirit Board, the seal, intended for bottled wines only, is backed by a sophisticated tracking system in which bottle contents can be traced back to source at every stage of the supply chain to confirm the integrity of their production.
Every seal carries a unique number, through which the wine's provenance can be tracked from vine to bottle.
The seal is the result of collaboration between the Wine & Spirits Board, IPW, as well as the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) and Wines of South Africa (WOSA) with the generic marketing body responsible for the worldwide launch of the concept as part of its Brand South Africa campaign. – for more details see http://www.wosa.co.za/Sustainability/Environmentally-Sustainable/Sustainable-wine-South-Africa/