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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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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