For the past 23 year Vergelegen’s revered winemaker, André van Rensburg, is arguably South Africa’s most passionate winemaker, with countless industry awards against his name.

André joined Vergelegen in 1998 – and for him it was the perfect fit – two Pichon Trophies at the IWSC, one best white wine trophy also at IWSC, The Jan Smuts Trophy for the wine of the vintage in 1999 for the Vergelegen Sauvignon Reserve – first time in more than 50 years for a white wine to be wine of the vintage, four consecutive Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show awards for best overall performance, two best of Nation awards at the San Francisco International Wine Awards, numerous Platter 5 star awards, and many more.


“We have always believed that Vergelegen is the best viticultural entity in the southern hemisphere and our wines are consistently proving that. The qualities that make up Vergelegen’s unique terroir include its microclimate, which is cooler than much of the surrounding wine-producing area, the wind and the soils (some of the most ancient viticultural soils in the world) which, in synergy, are conducive to the production of world-class wines”.


André Van Rensburg, Winemaker at Vergelegen Estate (Since 1998)