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Welcome to Ernst Gouws & Co

Your premier destination for exceptional wines in the beautiful Stellenbosch winelands of South Africa. With our focus on quality and tradition, we take pride in offering a range of modern-style wines that truly capture the essence of each grape variety and showcase the distinct character of our region.

Vineyards rooted in the finest Stellenbosch terroir.

Ernst Gouws, the esteemed winemaker and head of the Gouws family, follows the French philosophy that emphasizes the vital connection between the vineyards’ location and the wine’s excellence. To ensure exceptional quality, grapes are carefully hand-harvested from vineyards specifically chosen around Stellenbosch, a region recognized worldwide for its exceptional fruit-driven wines. At Ernst Gouws & Co, we deeply appreciate the dedication of our grape-growing partners, whose unwavering commitment to producing outstanding fruit plays a crucial role in creating wines that exceed expectations and proudly bear the seal of approval.

Our heritage dates back to 1691.

In 1975, Ernst Gouws travelled to Europe to master winemaking, where he reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Gwenda. They married on the spot and side by side they worked building the family legacy.

Their daughter Ezanne is at the helm of marketing and commercial efforts, while Ernst continues to meticulously oversee wine production, and Gwenda manages office administration.

After four decades, their commitment to sharing their passion for wine remains strong.

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