historic Cape organic wine farm

The brief: create one of South Africa’s best Merlots. The result: you be the judge.


Concentrating on Merlot and Cabernet, Canetsfontein is planted to seven different cultivars on 22 ha, combining different rootstocks and clones to produce low-yielding, flavour-concentrated, fruity wines.

We are especially proud of our Merlot, which we regard as one of the finest in the Bovlei Valley, if not South Africa! Read what our winemaker says about Canetsfontein Merlot.