Things To Do in WolseleyMountain Ridge Winery
Where? Romansrivier, Wolseley, Western Cape.
When? Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00
Saturday from 10h00 to 13h00
How? Call +27 (0)023 231-1070
How much? Price on request
Mountain Ridge Winery was first established as Romansrivier on 5 March 1949. The first harvest was in 1950 and all 3136 tons was delivered by 20 members. The Dry Red Cinsaut was the first wine bottled in 1976. The cellarís first award was achieved in 1977 at the Cape Wine Show for the Clairetter Blanche, under winemaker Olla Oliver.
In the past itís Columbar Semi-Sweet Wine and Cabernet Sauvignon has been winners and favourites. After the cellar closed, it was re-opened in November 2002 with Francois Agenbach as winemaker and Nellis Thiart as Secretary and Accountant who both played key roles in turning it into the success it is today. The core business is bulk wine, but Romansrivier started bottling wine under the Mountain ridge label in 2004 and later the winery changed its name to Mountain Ridge Wines in 2006. The style of the wine produced changed and more easy drinking wines were on offer together with oak matured red wines.