History

Lourensford Estate was once part of neighbouring Vergelegen, which was established by Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1709.

The Estate has a proud history as a world class fruit farm and the winemaking tradition was revived when Dr Christo Wiese purchased Lourensford in 1998.

Early History

The earliest traces of human activity in the Hottentots Holland Valley are to be found at Grootnek and Uitzicht, two locations deep in the heart of Lourensford Estate. The Uitzicht stoneage midden has early and middle stoneage artifacts (150 000 – 200 000 years BC) that are leached out of the soil by winter rains.

Lourensford Estate - History

The People

Hannes Nel
Hannes NelCellarmaster
Timothy Witbooi
Timothy WitbooiRed Winemaker
Christa Noyce
Christa NoyceMarketing Coordinator
Jaco Pieterse
Jaco PieterseBusiness Development Manager
Janine de Roubaix
Janine de RoubaixLocal Sales Manager
Ronel Lyons
Ronel LyonsBrand Manager
Deirdre Louw
Deirdre LouwProduction Manager
Koos Jordaan
Koos JordaanLourensford Properties