This 300-year-old wine estate was once part of the thriving farm, Vergelegen. Piemonte born Giulio Bertrand, who had a vision to produce world-class Bordeaux style wines on his own estate, bought the farm in 1992 and immediately set about restoring Morgenster.

Morgenster Estate, specialises in four Bordeaux red wine cultivars; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Director and Wine Consultant Pierre Lurton, of Cheval Blanc and d'Yquem fame, works in tandem with resident Winemaker Henry Kotze and viticulturist Bob Hobson, to offer to Morgenster's customers the ultimate in a Bordeaux style blend.

The natural amphitheatre of the vineyards created by the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountains, creates a unique macro-climatic environment. The rocky, weathered Shale-type soil found on this terroir allows for a well drained structure. All grapes processed in the cellar are grown and produced on the Morgenster Estate. The north facing slopes, combined with cool sea breezes off False Bay create an extended ripening period, allowing the vine to simulate higher concentrations of colour intensity, tannin density and fruit flavour thus creating better structure in the wine.

Simplicity rules! This belief, shared by owner Giulio Bertrand and winemaker Henry Kotzé is that grapes grown in the vineyards, should be picked at full ripeness and be subject to minimum manipulation by the winemaker. This is reflected in the footprint and functionality of the cellar. Lurton visits the farm twice a year and he and his wine making team at Cheval Blanc are intricately involved in critical decisions, in particular barrel selection and blending.


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  1. Morgenster, Extra Virgin Olive Oil 50cl

    Deliciously fragrant with aromas of green tomatoes, artichokes, basil and citrus leaves. In Morgenster's own words, "pour it, don't store it!" Learn More

  2. Morgenster Estate Red

    A top estate with Pierre Lurton of Cheval Blanc and d'Yquem fame as wine consultant! Learn More

  3. Morgenster Estate White

    A top estate with Pierre Lurton of Cheval Blanc and d'Yquem fame as wine consultant! Learn More

  4. Morgenster, Lourens River Valley

    Fully mature, this is silky-smooth with fantastic flavour concentration and superb length. Learn More