Leipzig Winery invites you for a wine tasting!

All good things take time. Each bottle tells a story, every sip creates a lasting memory.

From the 1890s to 1963 spectacular wines were created on the Estate, wines that even the British Royalty enjoyed during their visit to South Africa after World War 2. They sipped on a luxurious white blend called “White Leipzig”.
Wine production on Leipzig came to a halt,50 years passed and the owner decided that the wine tradition of Leipzig deserved its time in the sun again. He joined forces with master winemaker Mark Carmichael Green to bring winemaking and wine production back to the homeland.

The modern, fully equipped, boutique-style winery produces world-class wines. Only the finest, quality, handpicked grapes from the best vineyards are selected for production. To preserve the memory and continue the story, it was decided that White Leipzig would once again see the light after many years. Today, it’s a beautiful blend and it’s a must-try. We also serve Cheese & Charcuterie platters to accompany our handcrafted award winning wines.

Leipzig Winery offers intimate wine tastings in our tasting room, exclusive cellar tours on request and wine sales.
Need more info about Leipzig Winery? To book private cellar tours and wine-tastings please contact us.

Trading Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 09:00-16:00
Sat: 10:00-14:00

Email: winery@leipzigcountryhouse.co.za

Tel: 023 3478422

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Leipzig photoshoot January-22


Harvest Season in full swing

Things have really been busy at Leipzig Winery early in the year, especially with harvest season being in full swing.

We have collected all the Sauvignon Blanc that will comprise our 2016 wine and the two components, from Durbanville and Elim, have been fermenting in separate stainless steel tanks. The Durbanville component has finished its fermentation process and is already a beautiful wine abounding with tropical flavours and a natural high acidity. A very special yeast was introduced to the Elim component, and as this newsletter goes out, this tank is still slowly fermenting. The very slow fermentation process this tank has been following is sure to bring the best out of the very high quality grapes sourced from Elim.

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Leipzig photoshoot January-509

In addition to the Sauvignon Blanc, we have also collected some exquisite and very special Chenin Blanc grapes from the Phisantekraal area in Durbanville. These are the same grapes used to make our 2015 Lida Chenin Blanc, which we have just now released. Only 700 bottles of the 2015 Lida Chenin Blanc was produced and we hope to have more of this lovely wine in 2016. The Chenin is currently about halfway through its fermentation process. The first red grapes to enter our cellar in 2016, was Pinotage sourced from Stellenbosch. These grapes were crushed and destemmed and has spent a few days cold-soaking whilst also undergoing its primary fermentation. These grapes were then pressed and the wine has been moved to small French Oak barrels for its further development.


Now we are waiting on mother nature to tell us when the rest of our planned intake of grapes will be ready for harvest!


Our exclusive Grand Master 2014, which is a Bordeaux blend and our 2015 Lida Chenin Blanc is now available for purchase together with all our other old favourites. Please note that on the white wine side, our 2014 Viognier is getting low on stock and on the red wine side, we have very limited amount of the 2014 Master Blend and 2013 Shiraz left. Be sure to pick up a few of these wines before they are sold out.


Photos by: Illuminate Photography