Cederberg Terroir




  • Top 100: David Nieuwoudt from legendary Cederberg Private Cellar shares with wine.co.za -  ‘We are thrilled to have three winning wines in the 2014 Challenge. Our committed team is working with fabulous fruit and this winning combination yields these fine results. To be the overall first placed Vineyard Consistency Award winner from 2011 – 2014 with 17 winning wines is recognition that makes all of us exceptionally proud. The quality of the international judging panel at Top 100 and their rigorous tasting protocols, makes it the premier fine wine event in SA. For their learned palates to rate Cederberg wines so consistently is as inspiring as it is satisfying.’ Read complete article here
  • Vandalen : Toen Ans en ik om zes uur ‘s ochtends de zonsopgang bewonderden in de oogstrelend mooie Cederberg Wildernis, werden we welkom geheten door twee bewakers. Ze waren zwaar bewapend maar de geweren die ze droegen… Read more 

  • Cederberg takes top honours at SAWi awards. Read more
  • My top 5 wines of 2013 – by Edo Heyns. Read article
  • De nieuwe diversiteit van Zuid-Afrika.  Zuid-Afrika staat niet stil op het gebied van wijn. Het is een boeiend wijnland, dat op zoek is naar eigenheid… Op een goede manier, want overwegend op de enig mogelijke, eerlijke manier. Lars Daniëls legt uit waarom hij dat vindt. Read more
  • A tale of two tablecloths – A view on the Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2012 Read More
  • We are proud to be associated with Ellerman House Wine Gallery & Villa Two. Read more


  • Four Five-star ratings for Cederberg
    At the annual Platter awards today, 8 November 2013, Cederberg Private Cellar was awarded FOUR five-star ratings for the following wines: Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Cape Winemaker’s Guild Auction Reserve Teen die Hoog Shiraz 2011, Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Ghost Corner The Bowline 2012. Read more


  •  Elim’s Windswept Wonder  “Elim Sémillon is no newcomer to the Young Wine Show podium. In fact, the 2010 General Smuts winner was made from the same vineyards as this year’s Cederberg Champion. The high altitude winery’s David Nieuwoudt reckons that the most southern vine growing region in Africa has not nearly reached its full potential. No wonder he drives 500kms to sources these grape, without any hesitation…” WineLand magazine – Young Wine Show focus. Click here for the whole article in pdf
  • Cederberg Teen die Hoog Shiraz 2011 one of the top 10 selling wines at the 29th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. Read more
  • terroir2013-80x80South African Terroir Awards, 2013:
    “The great wines that portray the inimitability of South Africa’s diverse “terroir”, the French and international term for specific wine growing terrains, are highlighted at the Novare South African Terroir Wine Awards” – http://www.terroirwineawards.co.za
    - Top Sauvignon Blanc
    : Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011
    - Top Shiraz: Cederberg Shiraz 2010
    - Won for the 6th time in a row :  Top Semillon : Ghost Corner Semillon 2011
  • See all the pictures from the Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA) tasting that took place at the Decanter HQ in London on Wednesday 5th June 2013. Click here
  • oldmutual2013The Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2012  has won the Nestle Pure Life Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc 2013 at the 2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show!… The annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is  a local competition that started in 2002. In 2004 Cederberg Private Cellar shot to stardom when the Shiraz 2002 won the Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Best Red Wine as well as the British Airways/Comair Trophy for Best Shiraz. In 2010 the Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2009 won the trophy for the best unwooded Sauvignon Blanc. read more
  • Iafrica Article : Once a year the Heuningsvlei Village in the remote part of the Cederberg, attracts about 150 enthusiastic environmentalists from far and wide to assist the community to plant sapling Clanwilliam Cedar trees in amongst the craggy Cederberg mountains. read more
  • decanter2013David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2012 has won the Decanter World Wine Award Regional Trophy – South African Sauvignon Blanc above fifteen pounds. In the past the five other wines from Cederberg also won regional trophies at the Decanter Wine Awards. Only winners in the Regional Trophy category automatically move on to the next round in September every year – the International Trophy. In 2008 Cederberg won the Decanter International Trophy for Best Rhône varietal red above ten pounds with the Cederberg Shiraz 2006.  Read more
  • For the second consective year Concours Mondial du Sauvignon awards Gold to Cederberg Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc. The 2012 Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc is one of only six wines from South Africa that reached Gold. View results
  • top-100 TOP OF THE TOP 100 SA WINES 2013! The Cederberg Private Cellar winemaker and his team did it again! For the third consecutive year they have managed to end up under the top three farms in the TOP 100 SA WINES 2013 competition. During 2011 David Nieuwoudt managed five wines (sharing the number one spot with his friend Dewaldt Heyns from Saronsberg) in the Top 100. During 2012 Cederberg managed four wines in the Top 100. And now, 2013, Cederberg is back in the number one position with five wines – sharing this position with Saronsberg. Read more
  • Recently one of our many representatives in the world – in this case Alex Harper from the United Kingdom, came to assist with the harvesting – Read here what her experience was …

Cederberg Private Cellar have won Highly Commended in The Waitrose way awards which celebrate outstanding initiatives by suppliers to enhance the sustainability of their businesses and, ultimately, the food that ends up on consumers’ plates. Read more about The Waitrose way


Cederberg High Altitude Vineyards

South Africa’s most uniquely situated wine farm falls within the pristine environs of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which lies in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Here, among spectacular rock formations and fynbos, you will find the highest altitude vineyards in the Cape. Conservation is fundamental and Cederberg Private Cellar is a committed member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative.

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The cold climate and remote location, with its pure mountain air and water, ensures that the vines are virus free. This results in award-winning wines which show an exceptional purity of fruit. The farm has been in the Nieuwoudt family for five generations and David Nieuwoudt currently makes the wines.

Cederberg Private Cellar produces six ranges of wine – Cederberg, which includes its signature Bukettraube; Five Generations; David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner; the Waitrose Foundation sustainable range; Cape Atlantic; and the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines. Sanddrif holiday resort, on the banks of the Dwars River at the foot of the Wolfberg, provides the perfect base for a relaxing break.


Permits, bookings and accommodation enquiries:
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086 509 1683
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Directions from Cape Town
From Cape Town, take the N7 turn-off on the N1 and, 28 km after Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria/Cederberg sign. Continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass (second pass) – about 46 km of gravel road – until you reach Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Wines. Total distance from Cape Town: ±250 km; ±3 hours’ drive.


Cederberg Private Cellar Reception 19º15’28”E 32º30’12”S
Sanddrif Holiday Resort Reception 19º15’27”E 32º30’14”S

Office hours:
Monday to Saturday:
Sundays & public holidays:
08:00–12:30 & 14:00–17:00
09:00–12:00 & 16:00–18:00
Tasting hours:
Monday to Saturday:
Sundays, Good Friday & Christmas Day:
09:00–12:00 & 14:00–16:00
Not open for tasting