Vierkoppen Wines began in 2005 when David and Daphne bought a barn and small holding in rural Hertfordshire in the UK and planted 800 vines in the adjacent field. Surprisingly the vines thrived and in 2008/9 the first English wine was produced. Even more surprisingly people liked the wine and we sold out each year.
However we always wanted to make red wine which is a challenge in the English climate and in 2008 we bought a small wine farm in Klaasvoogds Robertson. Sunshine is not a problem in the Western Cape and Goedvertrou Farm sits in a beautiful valley next to the Langeberg mountains. The first wines were made with grapes grown on the farm and released in 2010. A small winery was set up and we now make our own wines in a very traditional way. Our grapes our lovingly tended, low yielding for quality hand picked and bunch selected . Only the best go into the press. We use traditional methods basket pressing, open fermentation and barrel ageing with no additives to make our boutique wines and they are not released until they are ready. The vineyard in the UK has now been sold so that we can concentrate on Vierkoppen Wines in Klaasvoogds
Our wines have been well received and in particular our Cabernet Sauvignon has collected several local wards 4.5* John Platter for the 2011 and 2012 vintages and Gold Michelangelo for the 2012.