About Mooiuitsig

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OUR HISTORY  

In 1912, Nicolaas Lourens (Klaas) Jonker from the farm Goedemoed near Robertson, bought a tract of rugged, undeveloped land near Bonnievale to divide amongst his four sons. Adolph Johannes Jonker, the eldest of the four, commenced the development of what would become the present-day Mooiuitsig.

Owing to a lack of water, the cultivation vines and other perennial crops was only made possible subsequent to the construction of the smaller Brandvlei dam in 1923. Being well-suited to the cultivation of grapes, vineyard expansion resulted in the subsequent demand for bigger and better cellars.

The lifelong dream of Adolph snr. to market his own wine under his own label came to fruition in 1947 with the establishment of the wholesale spirits company, Mooiuitsig Wineries Ltd, under his son, Nicolaas Lourens. This was also the year in which Nicolaas Lourens completed his degree in viticulture.

Several other tracts of land were acquired to add to the Mooiuitsig Group.

Owing to the ever-increasing administrative duties that accompanied the acquisitions, the old cellar was converted into the Overberg Co-operative Wine Cellar. Their grapes are converted to wine and then transferred to Mooiuitsig Cellars for further distilling and distribution.

 

ABOUT US

Situated in Bonnievale, in the fertile Breede River Valley, Mooiuitsig Wineries are proud to be the largest wholesale alcoholic beverage company that is family-owned since its inception. Currently, Nicolaas and Michiel Jonker are the 5th generation of the Jonker family at Mooiuitsig

Our production is undertaken in the cellar located on the farm Mooiuitsig. Distribution across South Africa is undertaken via depots located at Misgund in the Langkloof, De Aar and Aliwal North. To further bolster our distribution network, Mooiuitsig owns and operates several liquor stores in the Western and Eastern Cape.          

Mooiuitsig produces a variety of wines - Hanepoot, Port and a variety of table wines. Our table wines are bottled under the Rusthof brand - which is known and enjoyed across South Africa.

In addition to our wine range, Mooiuitsig also distributes various spirits.

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