“There is nothing more satisfying than receiving this gift from nature and to be able to produce the nectar that we enjoy.” – Francois Roode
Visit our tasting room at Diemersfontein in Wellington
TEL 021 864 5050 | Open every day between 10am and 5pm
Diemersfontein Wine invites you to stop by and visit our tasting room in Wellington
– after all, there’s so much more to taste than just the Pinotage! Open 7 days a week from 10h00 to 17h00, Aubern, Joanne and their team of tasting advisors eagerly await your visit! Whilst visiting our tasting room, you are able to sample our full range of wines, including the Diemersfontein Original range, our Flagship Carpe Diem range, as well as the Thokozani Range. Cellar door prices are convenient and delivery can be arranged directly to your home!
Meet our Winemaker
Francois Roode – Cellar Master & Winemaker since 2003. Francois began his journey in the wine industry when he did his first harvest at Perdeberg CO-OP in 2001, after which he completed 2 years of study at Elsenburg. In 2003 he was given the opportunity to work as an assistant winemaker at Diemersfontein – and that’s when he fell in love with the place! Francois and his wife Elrine live in Wellington with Skollie, their Jack Russell. Francois enjoys nature and loves to go on fly-fishing trips for trout – he has even been spotted fishing for the odd carp or bass at the farm! He then furthered his studies at Elsenburg to finish his Diploma in Cellar technology. Francois has been with Diemersfontein for 13 years now and continues to produce not only our famous Coffee Chocolate Pinotage, but also all the other award-winning wines under both the Diemersfontein and Thokozani brands. Pinotage is close to his heart, especially since it is a uniquely South African variety. Rhône blends, Shiraz and Chenin Blanc are some of his other favourites.