THE MORGENHOF STORY
The illustrious Morgenhof Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains outside of Stellenbosch, and about 30 minutes drive from Cape Town. This area is renowned for the high quality of its grapes and the distinctive terroir is reflected in the character of its exceptional wines.
Owned by Anne Cointreau, Morgenhof Wine Estate dates back to 1692, and consists of 213 hectares of which 78 are under vines, producing approximately 35000 cases of wine a year.
This magnificent Wine Farm, including a Wedding and Conference venue offers that old world charm one expects when visiting an historic estate. Our award winning wines combined with a variety of eateries make for an unforgettable day out.
ANNE COINTREAU - CEO
hails from a long line of fine spirit producers tracing back to 1270. Her great Grandfather was Adolphe Cointreau, who with his brother, founded the world famous orange liqueur and her grandfather was the founder of Remy Martin Cognac. Her family lives in Cognac and they are the owners of Cognac Frapin, Vedrenne Liqueurs and the renowned Gosset Champagne. Anne was the Director of Development for the Renaud-Cointreau Group from 1974 and M.D. since 2007. She moved to South Africa and purchased Morgenhof Wine Estate in 1993.
Anne was a member of the Harvard GF Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board and was voted one of the 40 Women Entrepreneurs in the world” in 2001. Anne was awarded the prestigious Legion d’Honneur by the French Government in 2005 for her business success in South Africa.
ANDRIES DE KLERK - WINEMAKER
In 2002 Andries completed his degree in Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch. He has made wine both locally and internationally. In South Africa he has worked at Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Wellington Wine Cellar and Jordan Wines. From 2008 until joining Morgenhof in 2011, Andries gained extensive International experience in New Zealand, Australia and America.
Andries produces Morgenhof wines from only Estate Wines, no wines are bought in for production. Being a traditionalist he supports terroir-driven wine production, hence they do not irrigate the vineyards, allowing the dry land to contribute to the exceptional quality and concentration of the fruit. This process allows control over the quality of the grapes and he consistently produces World Class Wines