Burgershof Wine Farm is the home of Burgershof Pinotage, Burgershof Merlot, Burgershof Sauvignon Blanc, Burgershof Muscadel, and many more other wines, is situated in the Klaasvoogds ward, is one of the oldest family-owned wine farms in Robertson in the Western Cape, South Africa. Alewyn Burger bought the farm in 1864 for his son Jacobus Francois (Koos) Burger. Koos had 20 children (with two wives – thankfully!) His son, Paul Jacobus Burger continued the winemaking and farming of Burgershof. Ben Reynecke, Paul’s son-in-law, started his farming career in 1956. Although not from a wine-making background, he won the highest possible award in the wine industry in South Africa in 1976…. the General Smuts Trophy for the best Muscadel in the country. His eldest son, Hennie Reynecke, took over from his father in 1979, after finishing his diploma in Wine-Making and Cellar Technology at Elsenburg Agricultural College near Stellenbosch.
In 1995 Hennie started planting new cultivars like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinotage, and Shiraz. Apart from winning many other trophies and accolades for his wines, he was crowned the (double) South African Champion for a Red Muscadel, as well as his Dry Red Blend.
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