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. Grenache Noir. Since then we have added Shiraz and Cinsaut. And some whites. Chenin Blanc, and more Rhone varieties: Grenache Blanc and Rousanne. We bottled and labeled our first wines this year. And we are happy. We are building our own little cellar and will be pressing our grapes on Anysbos from next year.

Watching things grow was just a bit slow for us Joburgers so we started making goat’s milk cheese. The liquorice allsorts herd of then has turned into a small Toggenburg stud. We sell our handmade cheeses to shops and restaurants in the Overberg and the offspring of our goat mothers to other breeders locally and neighbouring countries.

Cheese and wine and olive oil. We enjoy what we do.

Owner:
Johan & Sue Heyns
Contact:
Johan Heyns
Winemaker:
Marelise Niemann
Cellphone:
082 601 1067
Email:
Website:
Week:
By Appointment Only
Latitude:
-34.25402
Longitude:
19.238086
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Recent News by Anysbos

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]