Handcrafted wines by Willie & Tania de Waal, 5th generation vignerons on their family farm, Schoone Oord on the slopes of Paardeberg, South Africa. Producing only 3 wines, a Blanc (Chenin blanc, Chardonnay & Viognier-white blend), Pinotage & Syrah.
Schoone Oord, which Willie’s great-great grandfather bought in 1877 with a diamond he discovered at Kimberley in the Northern Cape. He grew up in a vigneron family and continued this tradition on Schoone Oord, where it was passed on to the generations that followed him.
We also decided to make some wine from the grapes we so passionately nurture. We started by making 50 litres of wine in 1993 and each year made a little bit more until we made our first barrique of Pinotage in 1997. The quality was exceptional and we soon finished the whole barrique with the help of our wine loving friends. That was the sign to go it “big” and in 1999 we made 20 barriques of our local variety, Pinotage.