A winemaking legacy from a town steeped in history.
The Gouws family’s winemaking heritage stretches all the way back to 1694, when they first set foot on South African soil as part of the French Huguenots. Many generations later, this Stellenbosch family has become synonymous with producing some of the finest wines found in the celebrated Cape Winelands.
Driven by a profound passion for wine, family and tradition, Ernst Gouws & Co’s modern-style wines are known for their rich varietal character and intense concentration of fruit. Our infinite passion for these three pillars, and the ties that bind them together, is also expressed in our circular label.
Since Ernst subscribes to the French philosophy that the quality of the grape is inextricably linked to the terroir, he handpicks his grapes where they naturally grow at their very best. Stellenbosch is famous for producing fruit-filled, easy-drinking white and rosé wines, and the proudly South African varietal Pinotage, which was developed in the region almost a century ago, is perfectly adapted to the valley. We have immense respect for our partners, whose passion for producing quality grapes allows us to achieve our goal of creating and marketing exceptional wines that bear the seal of Ernst Gouws' approval.