Our History

Founded in September 1953

Founded on the 18th of September 1953 Roodezandt has a long and colourful history that dates back far and beyond its years of its existence. The name Roodezandt originates from the farm's name 'Over het Roodezandt' on which the first plots of Robertson town was allocated.

The winery was established by members that delivered their grapes to the old "Sonskyn Winery" which in turn hired the building from Robertson Distillery. The building, machinery and grounds were eventually taken over by Roodezandt Winery when established on the 18th of September 1953. The name "Roodezandt" was finally accepted by the members on a meeting on the 22nd of January 1954.

The Winery Today
Our motto: "Value for money products"

With a member base of 49 situated all round Robertson, Roodezandt has the luxury of obtaining a wide variety of grapes grown on different soils in different areas. This provides for interesting variations on grapes which, along with the expert skills and abilities of our viticulturist and winemaking team, ensure that Roodezandt produce quality products every year. The cellar currently handles 33 000 tons of grapes per annum, but despite the big volume, the emphasis falls on quality and the members' prosperity. The use of modern technology and machinery as well as pro-active deeds helps Roodezandt stay ahead of the game.

Roodezandt is one of the largest single bulk wine suppliers to major brand owners worldwide and therefore its members play a vital role in ensuring consistency by producing top quality grapes. Buyers have the opportunity to visit our members and their vineyards and share views concerning styles, techniques and international trends. As a further incentive to produce premium quality bulk wine the Roodezandt Quality Award was established to give recognition to a member or members for outstanding quality grapes produced.

While our products are mainly exported and sold to wholesale merchants we also cater for our local wine lovers by offering our own range of bottled wines and grape juices at our cellar door and a few selected outlets.