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Leading short term insurer Santam has renewed their sponsorship of the Santam Swartland Wine- & Olive Route for 2019. Santam has been the main sponsor of the Route since July 2005. Mrs Donna Thiart, Relationship Manager of Santam, made this announcement at the annual year end function of the Route hosted on the farm Kalmoesfontein earlier this week.
Mrs J. Janse van Rensburg, the Manager of the Santam Swartland Wine- & Olive Route, was full of praise for Santam and their continuous support of the Swartland.


Pulpit Rock Winery, the stronghold of the Brink Family in Riebeek West, recently relaunched the Pulpit Rock Hiking Trail. This 4km hiking trail is not for the faint hearted. It starts at the tasting room at an elevation of 250m above sea level and finish at the look-out point on Kasteelberg at 850m above sea level. Visitors must sign an indemnity form at the cellar door before embarking on the route.

The cellar also launched a new Wine- & Snack Bar. The Wine- & Snack bar is open to the public on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9am to 4pm. Visitors can enjoy a breakfast bun, wrap, burger or a variety of platters whilst sipping on a glass of Pulpit Rock’s best and enjoying the view from the stoep.

The hiking trail, Wine- & Snack Bar as well as a brand new look for the Brink Family wine range were launched in November during the Pulpit Rock Wine Festival. The family crest of the Brink family is incorporated in the new wine label. Currently the cellar boasts 3 wine ranges, Brink Family Vineyards, Stories and Louisa.


The wines produced by Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards continuously performed well over the past year. Keep a look-out for these wines on the shelves this summer holiday!

  • Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2015
    - 5* stars in The Platter’s Guide as well as well as the Best Shiraz
    - Awarded 96 points by Tim Atkin
    - Awarded the Makro Trophy for Best Shiraz, Old Mutual International Judges’ Trophy and Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine Overall (an impressive overall performance indeed)
  • Leeuwenkuil Reserve White 2017
    - Awarded 95 points by Tim Atkin
    - 4* stars in The Platter Guide
  • Leeuwenkuil Reserve Red 2017
    - Awarded 93 points by Tim Atkin
    - 4* stars in The Platter Guide

                              CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT ALLESVERLOREN

Allesverloren will once again be hosting their annual Christmas lunch at the Allesverloren Conference and Function Centre. Don’t miss out on this festive feast. Send an e-mail to enquiries@allesverloren-fcv.co.za or telephone 073 017 4402 to book your seat.

                               BILL & CO. SWARTLAND STREET MARKET

Power couple David & Nadia Sadie in collaboration with David’s brother Johan and their dad recently opened a brand new venue in the heart of Malmesbury. Bill & Co. Swartland Street Market is a family orientated restaurant, deli, wine shop and function venue. Pop-in for some sour dough bread, local produce, wines from the region and much more.

                                             RIEBEEK VALLEY WINE CO.
- A new era has begun in Riebeek Cellars’ proud winemaking tradition with their new company name, Riebeek Valley Wine Co

Riebeek Valley Wine Co. is committed to become the change they want to see. They have been developing a new company strategy that is focussed on sustainability through true collaboration. Established in 1941, they have always been authentically Wine of Origin Swartland. They have a passion for this unique landscape and for the people of the Riebeek Valley. Through close collaboration with their community, they are devoted to bringing the exceptional flavours of the Swartland to consumers around the world.

Riebeek Valley Wine Co. plans significant investment towards becoming a leading Boutique Wine Services Company. They will now provide an extensive range of products and services to the South African and global wine industry. With individual family producers, throughout the Swartland wine region, and their team of wine experts, Riebeek Valley Wine Co. is well positioned to drive sustainable growth in the wine industry.


The Santam Swartland Wine- & Olive Route team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We encourage responsible alcohol consumption. Please don’t drink and drive!

Stay safe this festive season. 

Jolene Janse van Rensburg.

Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route
Tel: 022 487 1133
Telefax: 022 487 2063
Fax2email: 086 211 0121

Proudly sponsored by Santam Agriculture