Our Story

Compagniesdrift – Wine Storage, Bottling and Labelling opened its doors on 1 December 2010 with only 4 wine producers. Currently commitment has been secured from 42 wine producers to store their wine and a total of 2 million bottles are already in the warehouse. The facility is available to local wine producers and offers a cost-effective alternative to those producers who either do not have their own facilities or require transportation of their wine over long distances to acquire such facilities.

Compagniesdrift – Wines were launched in May 2015 by farm workers with ties to leading Stellenbosch wine properties Meerlust, Vriesenhof and Ken Forester. Our wines are made on a consultancy basis by Meerlust and “The Foundry” winemaker Chris Williams.

About Us

MWT Investments Pty Ltd t/a Compagniesdrift is a black empowerment business funded by the Myburgh Family Trust, Standard Bank and the Land Reform and Development Programme (LRAD) of the Department of Land Affairs. The Myburgh Family Trust, owners of the world renowned Meerlust Wine Estate in Stellenbosch identified potential projects that would benefit their farm workers in a meaningful and economically viable way. With a long history of investing in their workforce through the Meerlust Foundation they wanted to build on this tradition. This culminated in a R45 million black empowerment business venture to realise this project. The companies involved, MWT Investments and Faure AgriVillage, are jointly owned (50% each) by the Myburgh Family Trust and the Meerlust Workers Trust, which is comprised of 72 people with long-standing relationships with the Meerlust, Vriesenhof and Ken Forrester farms in the area. The project affords these individuals an opportunity to obtain an interest through the Meerlust Workers Trust in the two companies which will conduct commercial farming as well as business ventures in partnership with Meerlust.

Our Services

  • Wine Storage
  • Bottling
  • Labelling
  • Re-Works
  • Wine Labratory
  • Wine Producer

Compagniesdrift offers a modern temperature controlled and secure storage facility that has storage capacity for 2.5 million bottles of wine. Bottling facilities are available as well as in-house labelling comparable with the best in the industry.

Clients

The following is a list of a few of our over 50 clients.

Our Wines

A new and exciting venture has been establishing our own range of wines under the Compagniesdrift label which will be marketed and sold in local and international retail outlets.
Our range includes an unwooded chardonnay, chardonnay pinot noir blend, an off-dry white muscat and a barrel-matured cabernet sauvignon merlot blend.

Our Distributors

Enzo Beschi

Managing Director

enzo@divini.no

www.divini.no

Anton du Toit

Managing Director/Owner

anton@taste-of-terroir.co.za

www.taste-of-terroir.co.za

Unwooded Chardonnay
2015

Lovely lifted aromas of lemon, yellow apple and white peach. The palate shows vibrant fruit with a mouthfilling creaminess and persistant fresh citrus finish.

750ml
13.29%vol
Chardonnay Pinot Noir
2015

Wonderful aromatic nose of summer fruit, citrus and strawberry. The palate is fresh with crisp acidity and an opulent creaminess.

750ml
13.26%vol
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
2016

Intense black currant plum and spice on the nose, these flavours follow through on the palate coupled with a rich juiciness and soft, silky tannins.

750ml
14%vol
Muscat
2016

Pale colour with vivid green hue. Pronounced muscat aromas on nose, ripe tropical fruit, rose water and muscat spice make for enticing bouquet. Fresh on palate, with opulent fruit flavours, full mid palate balanced by limey acidity with a long finish.

750ml
11.50%vol
Unwooded Chardonnay
2015

Lovely lifted aromas of lemon, yellow apple and white peach. The palate shows vibrant fruit with a mouthfilling creaminess and persistant fresh citrus finish.

750ml
13.29%vol
Chardonnay Pinot Noir
2015

Wonderful aromatic nose of summer fruit, citrus and strawberry. The palate is fresh with crisp acidity and an opulent creaminess.

750ml
13.26%vol
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
2016

Intense black currant plum and spice on the nose, these flavours follow through on the palate coupled with a rich juiciness and soft, silky tannins.

750ml
14%vol
Muscat
2016

Pale colour with vivid green hue. Pronounced muscat aromas on nose, ripe tropical fruit, rose water and muscat spice make for enticing bouquet. Fresh on palate, with opulent fruit flavours, full mid palate balanced by limey acidity with a long finish.

750ml
11.50%vol
Ilse Ruthford
Bossie Boshoff
Veraline Davids

Our Team

Ilse Ruthford

Managing Director

ilse@compagniesdrift.com

Bossie Boshoff

Production Manager

production@compagniesdrift.com

Veraline Davids

Financial Controller

finance@compagniesdrift.com

Contact

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in our services:
MWT Investments Pty Ltd T/a Compagniesdrift R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
Tel : +27 21 8433 902/913/916 | Fax : +27 21 8433 691 | E-mail : info@compagniesdrift.com
 

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