Welcome to the Home of Douglas Green Wines
Ever since the first bottle of Douglas Green wine was produced in 1942 the personal touch and inimitable intuition of our talented winemakers have served to keep our vintages at the forefront of the extremely competitive South African wine market. Today our progressive collection is enjoyed throughout our beautiful country and exported to more than 50 countries around the globe, where it serves as a showcase of our singular terroir and the rare talents of the men and women who toil behind the scenes.
The Douglas Green Philosophy
Science + Alchemy = Practical Magic
We believe that winemaking is part science, part alchemy. True, there are certain steps you follow in the preparation of any given wine, but once you pour the finished product into a glass there are always aspects for which you can’t fully account. It is our belief that in the process of coaxing the flavours from the grapes we provide a window for some magic to enter the world.
Tradition bolstered by innovation
In order to create the unique lifestyle wines that fulfil the requirements of our discerning local and international markets, the Douglas Green winemaking team remains true to tried-and-tested tradition, but also draws on modern techniques and innovative processes in a bid for sustainable growth.
Paint the big picture by taking care of the details
Our overarching aim is always to create the distinctly fresh, fruit-driven, deliciously drinkable wines that Douglas Green is renowned for the world over. In order to do so we draw from the vineyards of hand-selected vignerons and entrust the grapes to a dedicated, well-synchronized oenology team who manage and control the process from the vineyard to the bottle. Each varietal is treated individually to arrive at our envisioned style and gently cajoled to flower into a perfect example of its unique varietal characters.