Diemersdal Estate

Diemersdal is a sixth-generation family-owned wine estate in Durbanville which falls within South Africa’s Cape Town Wine of Origin district, the country’s newest and most prominent wine appellation. Sauvignon Blanc has been the focus for the past two decades as a result of current owner and sixth generation wine maker Thys Louw’s knowledge of and belief in this white wine variety. This cultivar has proven to be the most successful among South African consumers and Thys’s aim is to prove that the country is capable of producing Sauvignon Blancs capable of competing with the best in the world.

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12 05 2016
Diemersdal Merlot
The nose seduces with beautiful ripe blackberry and dried fruit aromas along with spicy undertones. This wine is well structured with elegance and mouth filling fruit flavours. Hints of cedar wood, mint and spice flavours follow through on the palate.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Sauvignon Rosé
This wine represents the meeting of the parent and the sibling, namely Sauvignon Blanc which is one of the two varieties from which Cabernet Sauvignon was created. A combination of 93% Sauvignon Blanc and 7% fresh Cabernet Sauvignon, this unique rose wine combines firm berry-fruit with a brisk freshness.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc
Diemersdal’s reputation for pushing the boundaries with Sauvignon Blanc is expressed in this innovative wine style. After harvest, the juice for this wine was frozen at -20°C and kept in this state for five months. It was then thawed and fermented in the heart of the Cape winter, producing a uniquely tropical style of Sauvignon Blanc totally unique for South Africa.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Shiraz
The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there is vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, under-pinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish. This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Wild Horseshoe Sauvignon Blanc
Over many decades, the vineyards at Diemersdal have been ploughed with horses and even up to today, on rare occasions, the Diemersdal team find their horseshoes in the vineyards. The lucky finder takes them to their cellar, where they all hang to catch the good luck.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc
This vibrant, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc presents a brilliant lemon-lime colour. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit, coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
This is a full flavoured, complex Sauvignon Blanc with good depth on the nose with aromas of citrus, green herbs and hints of asparagus. On the palate, an excellent natural acidity supports balance, a fine structure and a mouth-filling texture with a riveting finish.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Private Collection
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc with deep, dark chocolate, enticing cedar and wafting notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well-structured palate features robust tannins and a broad range of fruit flavours carried by the richness of oak and vanilla notes.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Pinotage
This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve
South Africa's most famous home-grown grape variety has been suited to the Durbanville area for decades, the cool coastal climate bringing a ream of fresh complexity to this famous red wine. This is one of Diemersdal stalwart red wines, half of which is crafted from the oldest block of dryland bush-vines on the estate and represents a cherished part of the Louw family's wine-making heritage.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Matys Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
The six generations of Matthys Michael Louws who resided on Diemersdal share the communal value of hospitality that has been passed on to each generation. The Matys is an accessible, friendly and easily approachable red wine made for everyday enjoyment honouring the hospitality shared by six generations of this pioneering wine family.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Malbec
Traditionally used as a blending component, with 2015 bottled as our maiden vintage Malbec resulted in layers of ripe black fruit and spicy undertones. A complex and concentrated wine with good structure, a mineral core and a juicy finish.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Grüner Veltliner
Thys Louw's love of the white wines of Austria and his pioneering spirit led to Diemersdal making South Africa's first wine from the Grüner Veltliner grape. Despite the administrative and bureaucratic challenges in getting the plant material into South Africa, the vineyards flourish on Diemersdal producing precise wines of which their homeland can feel proud.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc
This legendary wine is the first made by Thys Louw after joining father Tienie at Diemersdal. The fledgling young winemaker was only given access to eight rows of vines within a premium Sauvignon Blanc vineyard. Quality of fruit and the talent of the winemaker lead to a captivating wine that has today become the stuff of legend, still made from those first eight rows.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Chardonnay Unwooded
This fashionable wine balance concentrated spicy aromas with fresh fruit flavours. The nose is elegant, with the richness of the fruit enhanced by apple and sweet melon aromas.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
A life-long obsession with the Sauvignon Blanc grape let to Thys Louw of Diemersdal finding a vineyard in New Zealand through which to express his commitment to this variety. Offering a taste of this extraordinary wine country under the Diemersdal label. The Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was made in conjunction with Ben Glover of Glover Family Vineyards.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal The Journal Sauvignon Blanc
The Journal represents the ultimate expression of Diemersdal terroir, the farm where six generations of the Louw family have been cultivating grapes for the making of fine wines. The Journal implies the continuous, the living and the evolving. It ensures the events of time are captured and recorded as momenta - reminders of generations past and a reference for generations to come. The supreme quality of this range and the craftsmanship with which The Journal wines are made, these are the result of Diemersdal's tradition and its previous generations of wine farmers.
12 05 2016
Diemersdal The Journal Cabernet Sauvignon
The Journal represents the ultimate expression of Diemersdal terroir, the farm where six generations of the Louw family have been cultivating grapes for the making of fine wines. The Journal implies the continuous, the living and the evolving. It ensures the events of time are captured and recorded as momenta - reminders of generations past and a reference for generations to come. The supreme quality of this range and the craftsmanship with which The Journal wines are made, these are the result of Diemersdal's tradition and its previous generations of wine farmers.