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About Us

White wines: Méthode Cap Classique; Free-Run Chenin Blanc; Wild-Ferment Chardonnay; Tritonia White (Malvasia Rei & Verdelho); Premium Moscato

Rosé wines: Pinotage Rosé
Red wines: Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon; A Twist of Fate (Tinta Barocca & Tinta Amarela); Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo); Touriga Nacional; Tritonia Red (Calitzdorp Blend)
Fortified wines: Muscat de Frontignan (White Muscadel); Espresso
Port-style wines: The Original Cape Pink; Premium Cape Ruby; Cape Tawny Limited Release; Cape Vintage; Cape Vintage Reserve
 
De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp. The history of the farm dates back to 1890, when it was bought by the Nel family. Since1985 most of the classic Portuguese port and wine varieties have been planted. De Krans is widely known as one of the leading producers of port-style wines, as well as one of the most innovative cellars in South Africa. De Krans was the first in South Africa to produce a Touriga Nacional as a dry red wine, made the first Pink Port, as well as the first perlé Moscato wine in South Africa. De Krans has recently been awarded for its innovation, winning the Most Innovative Wine Award for the De Krans Espresso, as well as for the De Krans MCC at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards.
 
     
 
The cellar has won more than 700 medals and awards (including multiple Veritas and Michelangelo double gold and gold awards) since 1980 and was crowned Champion Private Wine Cellar in the Klein Karoo region 6 times in the last 7 years. De Krans is not only known for its award winning port-style wines, but also for its unique, high-quality red wines from Portuguese grape varieties, e.g.Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. The Tritonia Red Blend from De Krans has already won a Top 100 SA Wine award, as well as 90 points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
 
De Krans also produces an impressive range of excellent quality and good value wines from classic grape varieties such as our Free-Run Chenin Blanc, Wild-Ferment Chardonnay, Pinotage Rosé and Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon.
 
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve is widely regarded as one of the best port-style wines in South Africa. Only traditional Portuguese varieties are used in all De Krans port-style wines. The whole range, namely the Original Cape Pink, Premium Cape Ruby, Cape Tawny Limited Release, Cape Vintage and Cape Vintage Reserve are made in the drier, traditional style. Eleven Cape Vintage Reserve wines have now received the sought-after 5 star rating in Platter's Wine Guide, namely the 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 vintages.
 
The Cape Tawny Limited Release and Cape Vintage both received  a 4½ star rating in the Platter's 2016 and has gained respect at numerous wine competitions over the past few years. The De Krans Premium Cape Ruby also boasts 12 years of Platter’s 4 star rating.
 
Wine tasting is offered daily Monday to Sunday (9h00 to 17h00) throughout the year. The tasting room will be closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday. There is also a 30 minute vineyard walking trail through the vineyards of De Krans.
 
Each year in February visitors get the chance to pick their own Hanepoot grapes at De Krans. From approximately the last week in November until the first week in December visitors can pick their own apricots on the farm as well. Yellow cling peaches can be picked at De Krans during the last two weeks of December each year.
 
Visitors can visit the De Krans Deli & Bistro for breakfast or lunch and enjoy a variety of meals prepared fresh on the premises each day. According to Retief van der Walt, who manages the deli and bistro, guests can expect hearty, healthy and quality dishes, ranging from a variety of delicious breakfast options, open deli sandwiches, light lunches, a selection of gourmet burgers and seasonal salads. All the dishes have been paired to be enjoyed with wines from the De Krans range, creating the perfect food and wine pairing. For those with a sweet tooth be sure to keep an eye out for the delectable desserts on offer.
 
Contact details:
Tel: 044 – 2133314/64  or Email us