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.

Diemersfontein Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

About the wine

Exceptional cassis and cloves, with a touch of dried herb and vanilla aromas. The palate delights with elegant flavours of blueberries and cherries followed by well-structured and firm tannins.



Food Pairing

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

Red Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon


Wellington, Western Cape

Segment best suited for

Off premise, On premise, Retail

Tasting Notes

Earthy, Herbal & Vegetal, Mineral







Winemaking process

Grapes were harvested in different batches and fermented separately using different yeast cultures. Fermentation lasted 5 days at approximately 25°C. The wine was given pump-overs every 4 hours for 15 minutes. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine was racked and underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and 2nd fill barrels. Wines were racked and placed back in 2nd fill barrels to mature for 12 months. After the 12 month period, the barrels were blended together and the wine was bottled.


Drink now, or ten years from production.