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Anysbos’s First 5-Star Wine

The Anysbos team was both surprised and humbled by the latest Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2022 results, to say the least. The Tesame 2019, their maiden red blend, received its first 5-star rating followed by the Disdit 2020 with a worthy 93 points and 4.5 stars. As Marelise, the winemaker, always […]

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Jackie, Anysbos’s Indispensable Cheesemaker

Jackie grew up on Vrede, the farm next to Anysbos Fourth child of Willem and Cornelia Davids. Her mother calls her Suzette but we, and the whole valley, call her Jackie. Her life changed when she fell pregnant at the age of sixteen and still at school. The father of the child, Ashley, was working […]

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The Music of Sound

I have seen it before and I’ve heard it before, but I have not experienced it like this before. Bottling our wine on our farm. Not all of us have our own bottling plants. We hire F..Off big trucks with huffing ‘goeters’ and puffing things to come to us to bottle our wine. It reminds […]

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Disdit and the Little Angels

Sometimes you need little angels to show you the way. And if you are lucky enough you’ll recognise them. There was this person sitting next to me at my brother-in-law’s birthday party seven or eight years ago. I told her that we ha some grapes and we hoped to make some half decent wine from […]

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Stellenboegoe

It was Simon the first van der Stel, governor of the Cape, who started it. Combining his name with a forest of yellowwood trees to create a name for the settlement that would become Stellenbosch. The land we bought near Botrivier had no name. Simply a number. 880. The original name was Avontuur. But there […]

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The Anysbos Story

In 2007 Johan and Sue Heyns bought two pieces of land that would become Anysbos. The remains of a stone cottage became our home and the old muleshed, offices and a tasting room. We built dams and roads and planted olive trees. Twenty two thousand of them. In 2012 we planted the first dryland bushvines. […]

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