Compagniesdrift Wines, nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch, is thrilled to mark its 13th year of operation. The celebration is not only a testament to the business’ dedication to quality but also an expression of gratitude for the invaluable support received from mentors, partners and customers throughout the years.

In celebration of its 13th birthday, Compagniesdrift is proud to present the 13 Pillars that form the foundation of its commitment to excellence in the wine industry. These pillars encapsulate the values, principles, and aspirations that guide every aspect of their operations.

  1. Wine Storage Excellence: Compagniesdrift offers wine storage to 80 esteemed customers, including renowned wineries like Meerlust, Tokara, Delaire, Vergelegen, and Miles Mossop, to name a few.
  2. Albertus NV Launch: In November 2022, the Albertus NV was launched, paying tribute to Hannes Myburgh and Albertus Nicolaas de Waal, mentors and loyal supporters to the company.
  3. Small Supplier of the Year: Compagniesdrift was honored as one of Pick n Pay’s Small Supplier of the Year award winners in 2022.
  4. MD’s Entrepreneurial Achievement: Compagniesdrift Managing Director, Ilse Ruthford was recognized as SA’s top Female Entrepreneur in Agri-processing at the 2014 National Dept of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Awards.
  5. Wine Shop Opening: Launched in November 2021, the Compagniesdrift Wine Shop has been providing visitors with an immersive experience of exceptional wines.
  6. National Retail Presence: Compagniesdrift is listed and available in Pick n Pay, and Makro outlets nationwide.
  7. International Exposure: National Brand Ambassador, Jill Onkruid represented Compagniesdrift at the international trade fair, Prowein. Onkruid also recently visited Uganda, furthering Compagniesdrift’s commitment to international engagement.
  8. Breast Cancer Awareness Support: Since Ruthford’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2019, the organisation has been actively supporting the Breast Health Foundation.
  9. Women Empowerment: At Compagniesdrift, women empowerment is a cornerstone. Staff attended their first Spar Walk as a team, fostering team spirit and togetherness, promoting independence, strength, and self-confidence among our women.
  10. Mentorship Commitment: Mentorship is integral to Compagniesdrift. Ilse has been mentored by Hannes Myburgh and Albie de Waal since the doors opened in December 2010, embodying the belief that “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.”
  11. Continuous Learning: Staff member, Jill Onkruid obtained her WSET Level 3 certification, underscoring a commitment to continuous learning and expertise in the world of wines.
  12.  In Memoriam – Janine Waterboer: We pay tribute to Janine Waterboer, who sadly passed away on 24 July 2021. Her commitment, hard work, dedication, and passion for Compagniesdrift will forever remain in our hearts.
  13. Team Spirit: The Compagniesdrift team strives to work together harmoniously, giving their best in every endeavor.

To celebrate this special occasion, we are running a competition to win a free Masterclass tasting at the home of Compagniesdrift Wines with 12 of your friends! PLUS order from our online store during the month of December and receive a 13% DISCOUNT.