From Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in our beautiful country on the edge of the African continent, Ernst Gouws & his family brings you from the best South Africa’s wines offer the world. Striking granite mountains over-looking vineyards and the historical town of Stellenbosch, is to South African wine much like Napa is to Californian Wine. 

Wines with subtle mineral notes are made from vineyards planted in decomposed granite soils.  Breathtaking ocean views and cool afternoon breezes makes Stellenbosch well-known for producing fruity easy-drinking white and rosé wines with bright acidity and citrusy flavours of lemon, apple and peaches. Our bold, peppery, savory and minerally red wines, come from vineyards planted in decomposed granite soils on the mountain slopes.  Our truly South African own grape varietal, Pinotage was developed in the Cape Winelands almost a century ago and is well-adapted and most suitable to grow in the deep red soils on the hills surrounding the valley.

Ernst Gouws & Co New World wines is known for their rich varietal character and an intense concentration of fruit.

ERNST    ernst@ernstgouws.co.za   Creator of Ernst Gouws & Co, winemaker, father, individualist and friend too many. A true free spirit who loves the good things in life - food, wine and nature.

ERNST

ernst@ernstgouws.co.za

Creator of Ernst Gouws & Co, winemaker, father, individualist and friend too many. A true free spirit who loves the good things in life - food, wine and nature.

EZANNE    ezanne@ernstgouws.co.za   Ezanne, a qualified winemaker, takes care of the export sales and marketing of the family flagship wines.

EZANNE

ezanne@ernstgouws.co.za

Ezanne, a qualified winemaker, takes care of the export sales and marketing of the family flagship wines.

GWENDA    gwenda@ernstgouws.co.za   Business partner and mother. The woman behind the man, Ernst..

GWENDA

gwenda@ernstgouws.co.za

Business partner and mother. The woman behind the man, Ernst..

OLMARR ADENDORFF    olmarr@ernstgouws.co.za   Administrative & Sales Manager

OLMARR ADENDORFF

olmarr@ernstgouws.co.za

Administrative & Sales Manager

PIETER WESSELS    accounts@ernstgouws.co.za   Accountant

PIETER WESSELS

accounts@ernstgouws.co.za

Accountant

MARISSA LÖTTER    marissa@ernstgouws.co.za   Brand Ambassador

MARISSA LÖTTER

marissa@ernstgouws.co.za

Brand Ambassador

The circular labels symbolise our infinite passion for wine, family &  tradition,             &  the ties that bind them together.  

Since Ernst subscribes to the French philosophy that the quality of the grape is inextricably linked to the "terroir", he travels to various regions throughout the Western Cape and handpicks his grapes in the areas where they naturally grow at their very best.  We have immense respect for our partners who produce these grapes and cherish the relationships we`ve built over the years.  Their passion for producing quality grapes enables us to achieve our goal of creating and marketing our wines under the Ernst Gouws & Co label - wines that bear the signature of Ernst Gouws' seal of approval.The circular labels symbolize our infinite passion for wine, family and tradition and the ties that bind them together.  

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WHITE WINEs


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SAUVIGNON BLANC

Winemaker's Notes:

A burst of tropical flavour.  Delicately-aromatic with floral overtones and perfume hints, this crisp and dry wine explodes into a tropical fruit burst in the mouth with guavas, mangoes and pineapple flavours  all taking centre stage. 

Chef's Notes:

A lively fresh acidity and a quirky sherbet-lemon finish round off a crowd-pleasing wine which is great fun to drink on its   own or with a summer salad.

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Cabernet Franc Rosé

Winemaker's Notes:

Made from 100% Cabernet Franc juice, this unique Rosé displays flavours of ripe strawberries, cassis and candy-floss with dark red berries and cream on the mid palate and a juicy, crisp and dry finish.

Chef's Notes: 

Principally paired with salads, pasta and risotto. Excellent with seafood and goats' cheeses. Perfect summer wine. 

 
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CHENIN BLANC

Winemaker's Notes: 

Zippy, zesty all-day sipper.  Gloriously upfront and out-there mouthful of fresh, crisp grapefruits and limes with hints of litchi and guava.  

Chef's Notes:

A wonderful balance of fruit and acidity with an unexpected but very pleasing richness in the middle make this a perfect food wine partner with any fish dish or fresh summer salad.

 

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CHARDONNAY

Winemaker's Notes: 

Peaches and cream in a glass.  A lighty-wooded chardonnay made in a versatile and food-friendly style, this wine is elegant yet rich with delicate tones of stone-fruit, orange peel and fresh almonds.

Chef's Notes: 

Hints of vanilla spice and toffee blend well with refreshing acidity and the
just-dry finish makes this a great partner for a classic Cape Malay curry or a creamy Chicken Korma.

 

RED WINES


SHIRAZ

Winemaker's Notes:

A South African classic.  Oodles of flavours and aromas on this classic example of South Africa’s very own grape. Ripe black and red berries vie with spice and coffee hints, baked meats and dried herbs. The wine has soft, pliable tannins, a rich and weighty mid-palate and an endless finish. 

Chef's Notes: 

Ideal with a smoky, braaied game steak for a classic South African combination. 

MERLOT

Winemaker's Notes:

A savoury masterpiece.  A richly-satisfying mouthful of dark plums and stewed fruit, this Merlot is full of earthy flavours with dark chocolate hints, savoury dried meat and plenty of spicy highlights.

Chef's Notes: 

Soft tannins and a rounded mouthfeel cry out to be served with hearty comfort food such as a beef casserole or a classic lamb potjie.  

 
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PINOT NOIR

Winemaker's Notes:

With multiple layers of flavour – red cherries, dark chocolate and dark plums – this wine is enlivened and given character by deft use of gentle oak adding spicy cloves, cinnamon and vanilla into the mix.

Chef's Notes: 

Juicy, soft tannins and a clean, racy acidity make this the finest partner for rich terrines or pates as well as crispy, seared duck. 

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PINOTAGE

Winemaker's Notes:

A South African classic.  Oodles of flavours and aromas on this classic example of South Africa’s very own grape. Ripe black and red berries vie with spice and coffee hints, baked meats and dried herbs. The wine has soft, pliable tannins, a rich and weighty mid-palate and an endless finish. 

Chef's Notes: 

Ideal with a smoky, braaied game steak for a classic South African combination.