Tanagra Winery & Distillery

Tanagra is an idyllic boutique wine farm with craft distillery on site, close to McGregor, run by owners Robert and Anette Rosenbach, who have relocated here from Germany in 2009.

Tanagra Winery

We produce an exclusive range of handcrafted and environmentally friendly wines, typical for the fynbos-scented terroir here at the border of the Klein Karoo. Our vineyards are small blocks with a very low yield and more than 20 years old, all certified as ‘Single Vineyards’. They sit right next to Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, surrounded by wild fynbos and succulent Karoo, and create highly aromatic wines.

We use traditional methods like natural yeasts (no enzymes added) and whole berry fermentation and mature our wines in neutral vessels. Likewise, our vineyard mangagement is minimally invasive – we use as much as possible organic components like mulching, compost, organic fertilizer and cover crop and don’t use herbicides, helping to retain and nurture our old vineyards and the biodiversity of our farm.

Tanagra Distillery

It was Robert’s pioneering idea to bring a 200 litre still when moving from Germany to Tanagra – a copper pot still combined with a shiny stainless steel column. This combination allows to distill a purer yield in a single process, resulting in very refined spirits.

The idea was to introduce spirits that have been part of Robert & Anette’s culture back in Germany to their new home in South Africa. The combination of German technology & know-how and South African base products produces stylish Marc (what the Italians call Grappa and the Germans Trester), Eau de Vie (Fruit Spirit & Hefebrand (wine lees spirit)) and Fruit Liqueur.

Our motto is ‘klein aber fein’ (which can be freely translated into ‘small but exquisite’). Not an industrially made mass product but handcrafted spirits made with care and only from the best and freshest local products.

Wine & Grappa Tastings

Come and visit us for a unique and personal wine tasting or grappa tasting experience at Tanagra. Our philosophy is to personally introduce visitors to the farm, the winery and the Tanagra wines (and Grappas, for those interested) and we regard tastings as encounters rather than standardized procedures. The distillery is always an interesting visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Tanagra and to introducing you to the wines and spirits we produce at Tanagra. We are open from Monday to Saturday by appointment.

Route Description

Road between Robertson & McGregor (Close to Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve)


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