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The Villiera 2018 Winter Feast

The Villiera 2018 Winter Feast

We held a food and wine feast on the 14th July to showcase a range of our reserve wines from Villiera and Domaine Grier (France). This year the event fell on Bastille day and we had such a great response that we had to clear out our despatch area to make space for all, bring in a number of heaters and turn the labelling area into a ‘kitchen’.
Monday, 16 July 2018
Exploring Villiera in the city

Exploring Villiera in the city

The 2018 Villiera trade tasting was well attended in the city and it was lovely to see the younger winemakers, Nathan Valentine and Xander Grier really owning the space.
My favourite wine of the evening, after their Tradition of course, was their Bush Vine Blanc Fumé 2017 - so full and well-balanced - which uses their new egg-shaped fermenter.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
New owner at Roundhouse celebrating with Juliet Cullinan

New owner at Roundhouse celebrating with Juliet Cullinan

The Roundhouse in the Glen in Camps Bay is steeped in history. It was initially a guardhouse for the Dutch East India Company in the 1700s and then was Lord Charles Somerset's hunting lodge in the 1800s and subsequently had many lives, always offering various hospitality opportunities - viz a tearoom, dance hall, restaurant and boutique hotel.
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Pebbles Afterschool Club - 1st ever Prize-giving

Pebbles Afterschool Club - 1st ever Prize-giving

The Pebbles Project makes an enormous difference in the wine industry. Their Afterschool Club hosts over 100 children and they have wonderful opportunities to participate in sports, art and furthering their academic interests.  Surfing and Rope Skipping are just some of the activities that they do.
The first prize-giving ever held took place on Tues 12 Dec at The Shed.
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Fizzytherapy Summer Festival 2017 at Villiera

Fizzytherapy Summer Festival 2017 at Villiera

The 2017 Villiera Fizzytherapy Festival 2017 was held on Sunday 26th November.   The music by the Stone Jets was excellent.  All had an opportunity to taste the Villiera MCC’s, whites and reds  as well as our Domaine Grier range.  Accompanied by a selection of food trucks and beer by Glen Grier’s Berg River Brewery.
Monday, 27 November 2017
The Villiera Staff "End of 2017" Celebration

The Villiera Staff "End of 2017" Celebration

Some pictures taken by Lindsay Grier of some of the many characters that make Villiera Wines special.
Monday, 20 November 2017
Cape Winemakers' Guild presentations - for 2017

Cape Winemakers' Guild presentations - for 2017

The Cape Winemakers' Guild is a very select group of winemakers, who are invited to be a part of the CWG.  The annual VIP tasting is a very special tasting, as each winemaker presents the wine which they have made specifically for the auction, which cannot be acquired elsewhere.  The Auction will be held at Spier on 30 Sept, so get your paddles ready!  There are some really awesome wines so I hope I win the Lotto before then!
The Guild has grown consistently over the years with 49 members currently - with only 2 of them being women - viz Andrea Mullineux and Rianie Strijdom.
Monday, 21 August 2017
Domaine Grier Food & Wine Pairing

Domaine Grier Food & Wine Pairing

In 2006 the Grier Family, owners of Villiera Wines, purchased a 24 ha vineyard in the South of France. The Domaine Grier range is produced there and is available in South Africa. When you consider great wine and food matches, there is no better starting place than France, where the wines are made to complement food.
Thursday, 03 August 2017
The Villiera 2017 Winter Feast

The Villiera 2017 Winter Feast

We held a food and wine feast on the 22nd July to showcase a range of our wines from Villiera and Domaine Grier. It was a special occasion, held in a warmed up, cosy cellar with top food crafted by Craig Cormack and his team. Carefully paired with a selection of wines from Villiera and Domaine Grier. Accompanied by some great background music by Gerry Liberty.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Chenin Showcase at Cape Grace

Chenin Showcase at Cape Grace

The Chenin Blanc Association is really making a lot of noise about Chenin this year, and, alongside their #DrinkChenin Day on Sat 17th June, on Monday 19th June, most Chenin producers gathered at the Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront to showcase their Chenins in their different styles. MCC; Fresh and Fruity/ Sur Lie / Lightly Wooded; Barrel Fermented; Rich & Ripe/ Barrel Fermented; Older Chenin Blancs; Rich and Ripe /Barrel Fermented Chenin Blancs and Dessert Wines.
Monday, 26 June 2017
In honour of Dave the Great (Hughes) at Neethlingshof

In honour of Dave the Great (Hughes) at Neethlingshof

Friday 9th June saw plenty of friends of Dave Hughes, coming together to honour him at Neethlingshof.  Celia Gilloway organised this fitting event, which was such a wonderful gathering of the (mostly older) South African Industry. Tall tales told by old friends Jan Boland Coetzee and Duimpie Bayly had us all a-giggle!

Mike Ratcliffe auctioned off the most spectacular lots of mostly wines, but also a few dinners, one of which will be catered for by top chefs, Pete Goffe-Wood and George Jardine, who also prepared the dinner for the tribute on Friday, alongside Reuben Riffel and Bertus Basson.
Monday, 12 June 2017

Fizzytherapy Summer Festival 2016 at Villiera

Fizzytherapy Summer Festival 2016 at Villiera

Villiera Wines invited wine.co.za to experience their Fizzytherapy Summer Festival. This year the Villiera family added a "French Flair" to their market to celebrate their 10th anniversary of Domaine Grier.
Monday, 08 May 2017
Chenin Magic under the moonlight

Chenin Magic under the moonlight

The Chenin Association is really raising the bar and on Tues 11 April, almost every member of the association showcased their stunning Chenins at the Magic Chenin & Jazz evening at the Grand Beach cafe just outside the Waterfront.  The moon was full, the sea was still, the Chenins were delicious, varied and aplenty.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2017 in action

Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2017 in action

This year's Stellenbosch Wine Festival looked more like a music festival than a wine fest - with the biggest stage I have ever seen!  Plenty of wine stands, foodie delights and I was very pleased to discover that Stellenrust has in fact made (possibly) the first ''Prosecco" styled bubbly in South Africa - and then with a Chenin of course.
Sunday, 26 February 2017

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade 2017

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade 2017

Stellenbosch Harvest paints City of Oaks red Colourful community celebrates winemaking camaraderie The oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch were invaded by a colourful community of winemaking charismatics on uniquely adorned ‘chariots’ on Saturday, January 28, when the annual Harvest Parade ushered in the grape harvest season with convivial cheer.


Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Villiera and Woolworths in a partnership of excellence, bubbles galore

Villiera and Woolworths in a partnership of excellence, bubbles galore

Woolworths has an excellent and wide range of Méthode Cap Classique (bottle fermented sparkling wine) on offer, produced exclusively for Woolworths by Villiera, which will satiate any and every bubbly lover’s palate. Villiera hosts a Woolworths tasting and uses the opportunity to show off the magic that a Riedel glass can create.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Emerging Leaders - Villiera Wines

Emerging Leaders - Villiera Wines

As a result of an M&S Plan A conference in 2015, Simon Grier of Villiera met with Mr Joseph Jacobs, operations leader SA of Emerging Leaders and a plan was set in motion. Two teams of roughly 30 people in each, made up of Villiera Cellar and Vineyard staff, attended this course during March/April 2016. The balance of our staff will complete the courses as soon as we find a gap that causes least disruption (probably straight after harvest 2017).
Wednesday, 02 November 2016
wine.co.za visits Villiera Wines

wine.co.za visits Villiera Wines

wine.co.za was welcomed by the Villiera family on their farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa with a glass of Villieran bubbly. We were hosted by Pascal, who explained their food pairing with their French label. We found the pairing most interesting and well thought through as the wine and the food really did complement each other.
Monday, 24 October 2016
Two Months in the life of a Villiera Merlot bunch

Two Months in the life of a Villiera Merlot bunch

Vine number 23 in Cathy’s Merlot block, the same bunch starting on the 20th December when it was still green, up until the 24th February when it was finally picked.
Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Great Wine Capitals & Wine Tourism winners

Great Wine Capitals & Wine Tourism winners

The South African Great Wine Capitals Awards as well as the Cape Winelands Mayoral Wine Tourism Awards were celebrated today at the Marlenique Estate near Paarl. GWC Awards went to: Accommodation to Boschendal; Restaurants to Delaire Graff, Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices to Villiera, Architecture & Landscape to Cavalli; Art & Culture to Delaire Graff; Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences to Creation; Wine Tourism Services to La Motte.
Friday, 04 December 2015
Villiera Staff Christmas Party - 2015

Villiera Staff Christmas Party - 2015

Villiera recently hosted their annual staff Christmas Party. The theme was crazy head gear if you dare!Everyone had lots of fun!
Thursday, 03 December 2015
One&Only Reaching for Young Stars 2015

One&Only Reaching for Young Stars 2015

The One&Only at the V&A Waterfront Hotel hosts this wonderful competition where a number of hospitality schools' students learn and compete against each other. Major prizes are sponsored by Kitchen Aid, Rio Largo, Khoisan Salt, Struik and many others. The competition is run by Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith of Showcook.
Friday, 06 November 2015
Villiera Wines pruning with Livio Tognon

Villiera Wines pruning with Livio Tognon

Villiera Wines is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch wine region which has shown huge commitment to preserving the environment . Villiera Wines started working with Livio Tognon of Simonit&Sirch, Italian vineyard specialists in 2014. Livio visits Villiera annually from Italy to train the vineyard pruning team. The idea is to increase the productive life of the vineyards to over 50 years by improving uniformity, quality and the ability of the vines to withstand stress.
Friday, 04 September 2015
Sommeliers Selection First Awards

Sommeliers Selection First Awards

A total change of how wines are graded/awarded has recently been done by the Sommelier Association of South Africa. The awards were handed out at a quietish award ceremony at Neil Grant's new restaurant, Open Door at Constantia Uitsig. The format of the awards is that the Somms decide up front what types of categories there are - and they liken them to a wine list.
Monday, 06 July 2015
Villiera Wines - Winemaking

Villiera Wines - Winemaking

Winemaking
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Indigenous Trees

Indigenous Trees

Sustainability - Indigenous Trees
Monday, 15 June 2015
Villiera Wines - Our Wines: Styled Shots

Villiera Wines - Our Wines: Styled Shots

Villiera Wines Styled Shots
Monday, 15 June 2015
Harvest @ Villiera Wines

Harvest @ Villiera Wines

The Villiera vineyards have been run by Simon Grier since 1983 and are approximately 180 hectares in extent. Yields are a conservative 8 tons per hectare to ensure fruit quality.
Monday, 15 June 2015
The Family - Villiera

The Family - Villiera

The Grier Family
Monday, 15 June 2015
Villiera Wines - General Images

Villiera Wines - General Images

Villiera Wines - General Images
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Bubbly & Nougat Tastings

Bubbly & Nougat Tastings

Villiera Wines & Sally Williams Nougat - We have paired 4 of our MCC Sparkling Wines with the Sally Williams nougat range. The compatibility of these products are astonishing, hence the decision to make it a permanent feature in our tasting room.
Tuesday, 09 June 2015
Villiera Wines - Board Room & Cellar

Villiera Wines - Board Room & Cellar

Villiera Board Room & Cellar
Monday, 08 June 2015
Cape Wine Masters 2015 graduation at Laborie

Cape Wine Masters 2015 graduation at Laborie

With only 7 graduates to go before we reach 100 Cape Wine Masters, I certainly hope that we have some black graduates before we reach 100! This year we have only 2 graduates - Yvonne le Riche and Martin Gomez. Yvonne comes from a truly wine-entrenched family of Etienne le Riche Wines and Martin works in Singapore in the dairy industry.
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Taste of Cape Town 2015

Taste of Cape Town 2015

The 9th Taste of Cape Town took place at the Cricket Oval in Green Point over the weekend 10-12 April in glorious still autumn sunshine. As ever, there were very many different delicacies to tickle taste buds, from wine to coffee to beer to poppers, ostrich carpaccio, duck and more from some of the top restaurants, wineries and trendy new beer houses in and around Cape Town.
Monday, 13 April 2015
Villiera Wines 2015 Harvest

Villiera Wines 2015 Harvest

The 2015 Vintage has been outstanding. It is not often that a vintage is good for both red and white wine. Throughout spring, summer and the harvest period, nature has been our friend. Spring arrived early and flowering occurred under ideal conditions ensuring even ripeness which makes a massive contribution to quality.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Conversations with Villiera

Conversations with Villiera

We are pleased to partner with another of our Global Partner clients - Villiera - at the 2nd Conversations event for 2015. Conversations is a networking environment and function for the professional gay community. Wine.co.za is partnering with them for a few months. The event was held at the OYO restaurant at the Waterfront - which is really a stunning venue with the best view in Cape Town.
Friday, 27 February 2015
Villiera: Bubbles and all things nice

Villiera: Bubbles and all things nice

Pair 4 of MCC Sparkling Wines with the Sally Williams nougat range. The compatibility of these products are astonishing. Each tasting costs R50 per person and takes place Mondays through to Fridays from 09h00 - 17h00 and Saturdays from 09h00 - 15h00. Booking is essential.
Friday, 30 January 2015
5 of the best: Wineries to visit on a date

5 of the best: Wineries to visit on a date

My love is like a red, red...wine...that needs to be topped up regularly. See to it that you treat your S.O to something special by taking a look at these 5 romantic venues.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Pebbles Project 2014 end of year Christmas party with Pascal El Azzi

Pebbles Project 2014 end of year Christmas party with Pascal El Azzi

Pebbles celebrated the end of the year at their our annual Christmas party. Pascal El Azzi from Villiera joined in the fun. He gives French lessons to the Villiera after school students. Loads of fun was had by all attending!
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Pebbles Project 2014 Christmas party with the wine.co.za team

Pebbles Project 2014 Christmas party with the wine.co.za team

Every year wine.co.za commits to volunteering at the Pebbles Project Christmas Party and every year we are bowled over by how well the event is managed. It's a wonderful experience to see the children of the winelands so happy and so blessed. Thanks to Pebbles this year was no different in keeping these young minds busy with a hive of various activities.
Tuesday, 09 December 2014
Villiera Wines - Packshots

Villiera Wines - Packshots

Award-winning winemaker Jeff Grier crafts a range of wines characterized by a strong reflection of Villiera's unique terroir and the retention of the distinct aromas and flavours of the different varietals. The Griers have been pioneers in the Cap Classique category and their innovative approach has been evident other categories as well as in their business.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Extended Villiera Family

The Extended Villiera Family

Villiera is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Villiera Wines - Tasting Room: Wine Sanctuary

Villiera Wines - Tasting Room: Wine Sanctuary

You are welcome to visit our Wine Tasting Room (called The Wine Sanctuary).Our range of wines available for tasting includes, Méthode Cap Classique, White, Red and Dessert wines. Wealso havea couple of wines from our French vineyards, Domaine Grier, available for tasting.Outside we have a terrace area under the shade of some very old oak trees where you can enjoy an outdoor wine tasting.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Villiera Wines - Tasting Room: Wine Sanctuary

Villiera Wines - Tasting Room: Wine Sanctuary

You are welcome to visit our Wine Tasting Room (called The Wine Sanctuary).Our range of wines available for tasting includes, Méthode Cap Classique, White, Red and Dessert wines. Wealso havea couple of wines from our French vineyards, Domaine Grier, available for tasting.Outside we have a terrace area under the shade of some very old oak trees where you can enjoy an outdoor wine tasting.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
2014 St. Vincent's Day at Villiera Wines

2014 St. Vincent's Day at Villiera Wines

Villiera's annual St Vincent's Festival was held on Saturday 19 January at Villiera Wines.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
The wine.co.za "Cheers to You" Awards

The wine.co.za "Cheers to You" Awards

Because you can never have too many misshapen trophies on your wall. In the spirit of giving and in line with one of the wine industry's most illustrious months for awards, wine.co.za has decided to have its very own achievement venture. We at headquarters have, through our many years of working in the industry, decided upon the following winners who deserve praise and recognition for their efforts.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Villiera on the road in Berlin and London

Villiera on the road in Berlin and London

The second week of September was the time of the WOSA genric tasting at the South African Embassy in Berlin and then The Beautiful South tasting at Olympia in London (showcasing South Africa, Argentina and Chile). In between Cathy went to visit the trade who stock our wine, or have the potential to stock our wine with our agents.
Monday, 23 September 2013
Wine.co.za visits Villiera for tasting & game drive

Wine.co.za visits Villiera for tasting & game drive

Villiera is situated just off the N1, near Koelenhof on the way to Stellenbosch (on the R304). The wine.co.za team took time off to visit Villiera and one of the owners, Simon Grier, showed us around. He is passionate about sustainability, and everything he does is about ensuring that things are done right. From economics, to people, to greening the environment.
Friday, 13 September 2013
Pebbles Project AGM 2013 - at Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Pebbles Project AGM 2013 - at Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

The Pebbles Project is celebrating its 9th year and in tough times, they have managed to move out of a difficult situation to showing a good surplus and making a difference wherever they work. One of the major projects planned for the next year is a state-of-the-art hospital which will be built on Villiera wine farm, just near Stellenbosch, which will be available to all the staff of the farms that Pebbles supports.
Thursday, 05 September 2013
Domaine Grier

Domaine Grier

Villiera embarked on an international venture in 2006 when they invested in a small vineyard in the Roussillon region in the South of France. They acquired a 22-hectare vineyard and cellar near the town of St Paul de Fenouillet. Varieties planted include Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Maccabeu and Chardonnay. The range from Domaine Grier will reflect both classic and modern styles, adding a new dimension to Villiera's offering of superb wines.
Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Villiera Wines - Wildlife Sanctuary & Game Drive Safaris

Villiera Wines - Wildlife Sanctuary & Game Drive Safaris

In conjunction with two neighbours (The Cape Garden Centre and Wild Clover Farm) Villiera set aside 220ha of land as a wildlife sanctuary in 2009. It includes 12 dams plus marsh areas which attract a huge variety of bird-life. Indigenous trees are grown in old milk containers, plastic water bottles etc. by our staff and then bought from them when a year old and planted out.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Villiera Creche

Villiera Creche

Carolyn Frost from Bolander, Anel Grobler from Winetimes, Pippa Pringle of Smart Communications and Anje Smit from Eikestad News treated the Villiera Creche kids to some lunch and face painting today for their 67 minutes for Mandela Day. Thank you to the Pebbles Project for making this possible
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary & Photocoach

Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary & Photocoach

These pictures are from renowned photographer Bev Meldrum and students. PhotoCoach visited our WildLife Sanctuary in June and we ran a Facebook competition on a selection of the beautiful shots they took.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
The Stables Winery Festival with Villiera Wines

The Stables Winery Festival with Villiera Wines

Once a year our Agent for Zimbabwe, The Stables Winery, holds a festival which needs to be seen to be believed. A group of South African winemakers, owners, marketers, viticulturists heads to Harare for 3 days of wine, food, education and lots of fun.
Monday, 27 May 2013
2013 St. Vincent's Day @ Villiera Wines

2013 St. Vincent's Day @ Villiera Wines

2013 St. Vincent's Day @ Villiera Wines
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Villiera Summer Festival - November 2012

Villiera Summer Festival - November 2012


Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Villiera wines on the road in Germany

Villiera wines on the road in Germany

Photos taken during a road trip in Germany undertaken by Cathy Brewer of Villiera and Matthias Potzkai of H M Witt (Villiera's agent for Germany). Over 1000 KM travelled - some think selling and marketing wine is easy and lots of fun. Well, easy it definitely is not, but one meets some good people along the way. Which makes up for all the hours worked.
Friday, 23 November 2012
Platter 2013 Awards at Vineyard Hotel

Platter 2013 Awards at Vineyard Hotel

The annual 2013 Platter awards were held at the Vineyard hotel on 30th Oct 2012, with the Winery of the year going to Cape Chamonix, Superquaffer of the Year to Muratie for their Muratie Melck's Shiraz-Cab, White Wine to Paul Cluver for their Nobel Late Harvest 2011 and Red Wine to Mullineux Family Syrah 2010. Congrats to them and all the 5 Star winners..
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
 Villiera and KaiserbadMuehle

Villiera and KaiserbadMuehle

Villiera Wine Connoisseurs will recapture their memories of their visit in Villiera Wine Estate when they visit KaiserbadMuehle in Westhofen. It is located in the WeinArtLand in Rheinhessen, the biggest wine region in Germany. KaiserbadMuehle, first mentioned in 1298, with its Cape Dutch styled architecture, it's beautiful garden and international art.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Villiera Wines @ Taste of Cape Town 2012

Villiera Wines @ Taste of Cape Town 2012

Villiera at the Taste of Cape Town 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
Villiera photos on Sustainability on the farm

Villiera photos on Sustainability on the farm

Beautiful photos taken on Villiera Wine Farm outside of Stellenbosh where Sustainable farming is practiced.
Monday, 16 April 2012
CWG Villiera 2012 Silent Auction Dinner

CWG Villiera 2012 Silent Auction Dinner

There is a strong fundraising element to the CWG Auction in the form of a silent auction. Funds raised through the Silent Auction are donated to the Nedbank CWG Development Trust. In 2011 Jeff Grier's item for the Silent Auction was a game drive in the Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary followed by a six course dinner for six people in Villiera's newly renovated tasting room.
Monday, 16 April 2012
Villiera's new label launched with designer driftwood furniture

Villiera's new label launched with designer driftwood furniture

Villiera likes to focus on the natural and sustainable way of living. Drift Furniture Showroom in Cape Town hosted a launch of their new and inspiring furniture by various young designers. The store in Orphan Street (between Loop & Bree) is open to the public Monday to Friday, initially from 13.00 to 17.00, from August to the end of November 2011.
Friday, 21 October 2011
Villiera Wine Shots

Villiera Wine Shots


Monday, 03 October 2011
Environmental Awareness

Environmental Awareness

Viticulturist Simon Grier has always been a keen supporter of maintaining environmentally friendly vineyard management practices. The farm has not sprayed insecticides for the past ten years and a flock of 1000 Peking ducks are responsible for some natural pest control. There is a strong focus on water conservation, recycling and a greening project (currently in progress), which entails the planting of 1000's of indigenous trees on the farm.
Monday, 03 October 2011
Villiera Wines - Social Responsibility

Villiera Wines - Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility
Monday, 03 October 2011
The Cellar - Villiera

The Cellar - Villiera


Thursday, 22 September 2011
Villiera Vineyards Rollover

Villiera Vineyards Rollover


Thursday, 22 September 2011
Villiera Food & Wine Matching

Villiera Food & Wine Matching


Thursday, 22 September 2011
Villiera Vineyards

Villiera Vineyards

The Villiera Vineyards
Thursday, 22 September 2011


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