Winery Details

About the Winery

Diemersfontein has belonged to the Sonnenberg family for 3 generations, dating back to the early 1940s. David’s grandfather, Max, bought the 183-hectare farm, which lies in the shadow of the majestic Hawekwa Mountains and boasts a panoramic view of both Du Toit’s Kloof and Bains’ Kloof mountain ranges.

Carpe Diem Malbec Reserve 2017

About the wine

A decadent blend of berries and plums, yielding to subtle liquorice and cherry tobacco aromas followed by lively and finely structured tannin.

Red Grapes






Tasting Notes

Earthy, Herbal & Vegetal, Mineral

Food Pairing

Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese, Vegetables


Wellington, Western Cape



Segment best suited for

Off premise, On premise, Retail

Winemaking process

Harvested early in the morning. The berries were crushed into and inoculated with yeast. Fermentation temperature at 24 – 26°C. Combined pumping over and aerated racking ensured good extraction and colour stabilisation. Fermented till dry on the skins, the wine was racked to French barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation lasted approximately 6 weeks after which the wine was racked and barreled. The maturation period of 14 months.


Drink now, or within fifteen years from production.