The original homestead was built in 1818. In 1927, it was auctioned by the Dutch Reformed Church and bought by Willie Bruwer, who planted the first vineyards. Willie’s youngest son André took over in 1965. In 1990, André was joined by his talented son, Jacques, who has gone on to win coveted medals (like a coveted silver at Mundus Vini for a previous vintage of Gooseberry Bush).
With its crisp flavors, this wine is ideal on its own, though it will also be delicious with dips such as hummus or lighter dishes like spring rolls and salads. As with many young, worldclass white whites, it’s topped with a screwcap. First pioneered in New Zealand (where more than 90% of wines use this closure), they're now used by top estates the world over.