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 Pinotage Reserve 2018

About the wine

Inviting flavours of raspberries, cherries and pencil shavings on the nose, followed with rich fruit flavours of plum and berries rounding it all off with supple tannins on the palate.



Food Pairing

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

Red Grapes

Pinotage (South African Cultivar)


Wellington, Western Cape

Segment best suited for

Off premise, On premise, Retail

Tasting Notes

Earthy, Herbal & Vegetal, Mineral







Winemaking process

Harvested early in the morning. Bunches and berries were very small, which we believe ensured the high extract of the wine. The berries were crushed into stainless steel tanks and inoculated with yeast. Pump overs were done every 3 hours for 30 minutes to extract the colour and flavours. At 2°B the wine was racked and the skins pressed. The wine was inoculated with malolactic bacteria and took place in old barrels. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked from the lees. The wine spends a further 16 months in a combination of new French – and American oak barrels.


Drink now, or within fifteen years from production.