January 1st, 2010, when two of our largest wine companies, namely Rietrivier and Uitvlucht Cellars combined forces to form Montagu Wine & Spirits Company (Pty) Ltd. The two companies now function and are managed as one entity, but with two production sites. The head office and tasting room facilities of the company are in Bath Street, Montagu where (Uitvlucht) was previously situated.
The other site, (previously Rietrivier Cellar) is 20 km further on Route 62 towards Barrydale and is now used only for production. The company focuses on the production of high quality wine that is sold mainly in bulk, to the trade. The aim of the amalgamation between the two cellars was to utilize the diversity in origin of the grapes better, with the furthest distance between any two producers being in the order of 45 km.
A very close relationship exists between the production personnel and both winemakers of the two cellars. This ensures that the best quality grapes are identified and used in the creation of quality wine. Montagu Wine & Spirits Company (Pty) Ltd strives towards becoming a major player in the bulk wine market. In 2010, the Company received the award for the best Cellar in the Little Karoo National Young Wine Show. This is truly a great start for the road ahead! The best quality wine produced in a year, is selected, bottled and sold under the Montagu Wine & Spirits Company (Pty) Ltd brand. Bottled wine from the company is mainly available from the site in town, but also in selected retail stores in the Western Cape. We, therefore, invite all our clients and prospective clients to come and meet us and taste our wine and famous Muscadel at our cellars, in the beautiful town of Montagu!
MWS is proud to present our new tasting room, built into the old cement wine tanks from years back. Chrislene Visser in picture, has just joined us and will host all our visitors, introducing them to our wine selection. We want to invite you to come and enjoy our wine; you might be pleased to see the excellent prices we are offering our visitors.
Come and enjoy our famous Montagu muscadel, of which we were the first producer way back in the 1940’s, but also our delicate dry whites, full bodied barrel matured reds and sweet sparkling grape juice. Our tasting room is in the original cellar building just off Bath Street in Montagu on the renowned Route 62.
Although we would love it, we also understand that you are not always able to visit us. Now we can conveniently deliver right on your doorstep, so to speak.
WHITE: Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc
RED: Shiraz and Merlot.
ROSE: Rose (Slightly sweet Muscadel) l100% Muscat de Frontignan
SPARKLING: Muscadel Sparkling (Off dry)
FORTIFIED: Red & white Muscadel, Red & White Jerepico, Hanepoot and Cape Ruby.
SPIRITS: John Montagu 5 Year old Brandy, Kingna 5 Year Potstill Brandy.
Proprietor: Montagu Wine & Spirits Company (Pty) Ltd
General Manager: Dawie Kriel
Winemakers: Carlo Sciocatti
Area under vines: 690 ha
Production: 9582 ton
Brands: Montagu Wine & Spirits Company; Rietrivier; Uitvlucht
Trading Hours: Monday to Thursday: 09h00 – 16h45
Friday: 09h00 – 15h45
Saturday: 09h00 – 12h45
Public Holidays: 09h00 – 12h45