Dewaldt Heyns Family Wines
The Unmistakable Taste of Swartland
Swartland, South Africa
Produced by one of the most talented South African winemakers, Dewaldt Heyns is a great admirer of the Rhône where he spent time learning his craft and it is clear to see its influence on his wines.
“My father’s weathered hands testify to a lifetime of faithful toil among the vineyards of his Swartland farm. This stark yet beautiful region leaves its mark on all who call it home, and this wine is the fulfilment of my lifelong dream to express its unique and enduring character. It is inspired by the land I grew up on, and dedicated to the man whose love for the vine was the start of my own.” - Dewaldt Heyns
In 1995 Dewaldt completed his Diploma in Cellar Technology at Elsenburg Agricultural College, where he had already discovered the affinity for Shiraz that would later make him very popular at parties – or so he claims. He was appointed viticulturist/assistant winemaker at Rust en Vrede, before moving to the newly established Avondale as winemaker in 1999. It was here that Dewaldt’s wines first starting earning accolades, a trend that blossomed after he moved to Saronsberg as winemaker end 2003. For more than 12 years Dewaldt has been refining the wine style and quality of this unique Tulbagh farm, earning widespread recognition from maiden vintage to date. In recognition of this consistently high quality of production, Dewaldt was invited to join the Cape Winemakers’ Guild in 2009.