R 295.00

Old Vines

Old Friendships

Old Memories


Winemakers like to name their wines to tell the legends of their lives, their people, their farms.

Our first ‘Old Vine’ Chenin Blanc, harvested from vineyards planted in the 1980’s by David Sonnenberg’s father Richard, is named to remember Cesare Zanardi. He was an Italian prisoner of war in the 1940’s who spent some years working at Diemersfontein.

Thereafter he returned to Italy and became a successful Clockmaker in Bolzano in the South Tirol.

Despite wartime circumstances, friendships were forged, and have maintained between three generations of the Sonnenberg and Zanardi families.

Diemersfontein invites you to raise a glass in honour of the Clockmaker, friendship between nations and all our hopes for a better world!


Click here to read the full story of The Clockmaker

Download The Clockmaker Tasting Note here