It all began 40 years ago

It all began 40 years ago - or rather in 1694 when the French Huguenots came to South Africa and the first Gouws (then called Gauché) of the Ernst Gouws and Co family began what would be an epic journey into South African wines.

Many generations later, Ernst and his family boast a proud history of family winemaking. This Stellenbosch family has become synonymous with producing quality South African wines, rich in heritage and tradition and driven by a profound passion for wine and family values.