Diemersdal

Diemersdal is the home of Thys Louw, seventh generation owner and winemaker of this historic family wine estate in Durbanville in the Western Cape of South Africa. Diemersdal blends the old and new worlds of winemaking. In pursuit of the award-winning red wines that give expression to the rich diversity of the terroir, they use traditional open fermenters to enhance the natural flavours and soften the tannins in our grapes. They take great care in choosing the barrels for each cultivar. For the white wines, they have a brand new state-of-the art winery where they adopt an approach of minimum intervention to conserve prominent varietal character. To continually produce unique wines, the winemakers pay meticulous attention to detail and spend time experimenting with new techniques, barrels and yeasts.

Wines on offer:

  • Diemersdal Matys Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Diemersdal Chardonnay 
  • Diemersdal 8 Rows Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Rose
  • Diemersdal Matys 
  • Diemersdal Pinotage 
  • Diemersdal Merlot 
  • Diemersdal Shiraz 
  • Diemersdal Private Collection
  • Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
  • Diemersdal Veltliner
  • Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Winter Ferment
  • Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
  • Diemersdal MML Sauvignon Blanc
  • Diemersdal MML Estate Red

Diemersdal Matys Sauvignon Blanc

A life-long obsession with the Sauvignon Blanc grape let to Thys Louw of Diemersdal finding a vineyard in New Zealand through which to express his commitment to this variety. Offering a taste of this extraordinary wine country under the Diemersdal label. The Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was made in conjunction with Ben Glover of Glover Family Vineyards.

Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc

This vibrant, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc presents a brilliant lemon-lime colour. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit, coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.

Diemersdal Chardonnay

This fashionable wine balance concentrated spicy aromas with fresh fruit flavours. The nose is elegant, with the richness of the fruit enhanced by apple and sweet melon aromas.

Diemersdal 8 Rows Sauvignon Blanc

This legendary wine is the first made by Thys Louw after joining father Tienie at Diemersdal. The fledgling young winemaker was only given access to eight rows of vines within a premium Sauvignon Blanc vineyard. Quality of fruit and the talent of the winemaker lead to a captivating wine that has today become the stuff of legend, still made from those first eight rows.

Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Rose

Delicate, fruity and lively, with distinctive Sauvignon Blanc aromas of passion fruit and lime, with hints of the cherry and strawberry flavours. A balanced palate with crisp acidity and fruity undertones

Diemersdal Matys

The six generations of Matthys Michael Louws who resided on Diemersdal share the communal value of hospitality that has been passed on to each generation. The Matys is an accessible, friendly and easily approachable red wine made for everyday enjoyment honouring the hospitality shared by six generations of this pioneering wine family.

Diemersdal Pinotage

This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours.

Diemersdal Merlot

The nose seduces with beautiful ripe blackberry and dried fruit aromas along with spicy undertones. This wine is well structured with elegance and mouth filling fruit flavours. Hints of cedar wood, mint and spice flavours follow through on the palate.

Diemersdal Shiraz

The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there is vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, under-pinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish. This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.

Diemersdal Private Collection

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc with deep, dark chocolate, enticing cedar and wafting notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well-structured palate features robust tannins and a broad range of fruit flavours carried by the richness of oak and vanilla notes.

Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

This is a full flavoured, complex Sauvignon Blanc with good depth on the nose with aromas of citrus, green herbs and hints of asparagus. On the palate, an excellent natural acidity supports balance, a fine structure and a mouth-filling texture with a riveting finish.

Diemersdal Veltliner

Thys Louw’s love of the white wines of Austria and his pioneering spirit led to Diemersdal making South Africa’s first wine from the Grüner Veltliner grape. Despite the administrative and bureaucratic challenges in getting the plant material into South Africa, the vineyards flourish on Diemersdal producing precise wines of which their homeland can feel proud.

Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Winter Ferment

Diemersdal’s reputation for pushing the boundaries with Sauvignon Blanc is expressed in this innovative wine style. After harvest, the juice for this wine was frozen at -20°C and kept in this state for five months. It was then thawed and fermented in the heart of the Cape winter, producing a uniquely tropical style of Sauvignon Blanc totally unique for South Africa.

Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

A life-long obsession with the Sauvignon Blanc grape let to Thys Louw of Diemersdal finding a vineyard in New Zealand through which to express his commitment to this variety. Offering a taste of this extraordinary wine country under the Diemersdal label. The Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was made in conjunction with Ben Glover of Glover Family Vineyards.

Diemersdal MML Sauvignon Blanc

The Journal represents the ultimate expression of Diemersdal terroir, the farm where six generations of the Louw family have been cultivating grapes for the making of fine wines. The Journal implies the continuous, the living and the evolving. It ensures the events of time are captured and recorded as momenta – reminders of generations past and a reference for generations to come. The supreme quality of this range and the craftsmanship with which The Journal wines are made, these are the result of Diemersdal’s tradition and its previous generations of wine farmers.

Diemersdal MML Estate Red

The Journal represents the ultimate expression of Diemersdal terroir, the farm where six generations of the Louw family have been cultivating grapes for the making of fine wines. The Journal implies the continuous, the living and the evolving. It ensures the events of time are captured and recorded as momenta – reminders of generations past and a reference for generations to come. The supreme quality of this range and the craftsmanship with which The Journal wines are made, these are the result of Diemersdal’s tradition and its previous generations of wine farmers.

Granger Bay

The vineyard slopes of Diemersdal look out onto Granger Bay where cooling ocean breezes lend character to the wines in this range.

Wines on offer:

  • Granger Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Granger Bay Cabernet Merlot 2015

Granger Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp and zesty with a refreshing citrus flavour, this wine can be enjoyed on every occasion and is delicious when served chilled with a roast chicken and corn salad, calamari or fried chicken strips.

Granger Bay Cabernet Merlot

Looking across from Granger Bay in Cape Town you can see the slopes of Diemersdal, the home of Thys Louw, the 7th Generation Owner and Winemaker of this historic family wine estate in Durbanville in the Western Cape of South Africa.