Villiera Chocolate and MCC Pairing

The Chocolatiers did taste all of our bubblies and specially created chocolates to match the flavours they found and then we tasted them and made further changes.  So these chocolates, shapes and flavours and 100% unique to Villiera and match only our Cap Classiques.

The one that pair
28 November 2018

BLACCfest wows in Langa
The first festival of the Black Cellar Club - #BLACCFEST - was held over  on Sat 10th & Sunday 11th Nov at the Guga Sthebe Arts & Entertainment centre in Langa, one of Cape Town's townships.  I have been to the venue before and is a perfect spot for this kind of festival. It is rel
12 November 2018
Veritas Double Gold & Gold tasting at CTICC
The best of the best at Veritas were available for tasting at the CTICC Ballroom on Tuesday 16th Oct.
Wow - we are so spoilt for choice these days with South African wine quality improving in leaps and bounds every year.  The hall was abuzz from the opening at 5pm - and didn;t stop all nig
17 October 2018
The Villiera 2018 Winter Feast
We held a food and wine feast on the 14th July to showcase a range of our reserve wines from Villiera and Domaine Grier (France). This year the event fell on Bastille day and we had such a great response that we had to clear out our despatch area to make space for all, bring in a number of heaters a
16 July 2018
Exploring Villiera in the city
The 2018 Villiera trade tasting was well attended in the city and it was lovely to see the younger winemakers, Nathan Valentine and Xander Grier really owning the space.
My favourite wine of the evening, after their Tradition of course, was their Bush Vin
13 March 2018
New owner at Roundhouse celebrating with Juliet Cullinan
The Roundhouse in the Glen in Camps Bay is steeped in history. It was initially a guardhouse for the Dutch East India Company in the 1700s and then was Lord Charles Somerset's hunting lodge in the 1800s and subsequently had many lives, always offering various hospitality opportunities - viz a tearoo
22 February 2018
Pebbles Afterschool Club - 1st ever Prize-giving
The Pebbles Project makes an enormous difference in the wine industry. Their Afterschool Club hosts over 100 children and they have wonderful opportunities to participate in sports, art and furthering their academic interests.  Surfing and Rope Skipping are just some of the activities that they
17 December 2017
Fizzytherapy Summer Festival 2017 at Villiera
The 2017 Villiera Fizzytherapy Festival 2017 was held on Sunday 26th November.   The music by the Stone Jets was excellent.  All had an opportunity to taste the Villiera MCC’s, whites and reds  as well as our Domaine Grier range.  Accompanied by a selec
27 November 2017
The Villiera Staff "End of 2017" Celebration
Some pictures taken by Lindsay Grier of some of the many characters that make Villiera Wines special.
20 November 2017
Cape Winemakers' Guild presentations - for 2017
The Cape Winemakers' Guild is a very select group of winemakers, who are invited to be a part of the CWG.  The annual VIP tasting is a very special tasting, as each winemaker presents the wine which they have made specifically for the auction, which cannot be acquired elsewhere.  The Aucti
21 August 2017
Domaine Grier Food & Wine Pairing
In 2006 the Grier Family, owners of Villiera Wines, purchased a 24 ha vineyard in the South of France. The Domaine Grier range is produced there and is available in South Africa. When you consider great wine and food matches, there is no better starting place than France, where the wines are made to
03 August 2017
The Villiera 2017 Winter Feast
We held a food and wine feast on the 22nd July to showcase a range of our wines from Villiera and Domaine Grier. It was a special occasion, held in a warmed up, cosy cellar with top food crafted by Craig Cormack and his team. Carefully paired with a selection of wines from Villiera and Domaine Grier
25 July 2017
Chenin Showcase at Cape Grace
The Chenin Blanc Association is really making a lot of noise about Chenin this year, and, alongside their #DrinkChenin Day on Sat 17th June, on Monday 19th June, most Chenin producers gathered at the Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront to showcase their Chenins in their different styles. MCC; Fresh
26 June 2017
In honour of Dave the Great (Hughes) at Neethlingshof

Friday 9th June saw plenty of friends of Dave Hughes, coming together to honour him at Neethlingshof.  Celia Gilloway organised this fitting event, which was such a wonderful gathering of the (mostly older) South African Industry. Tall tales told by old friends Jan Boland Coetzee and Duimpie
12 June 2017

Fizzytherapy Summer Festival 2016 at Villiera
Villiera Wines invited to experience their Fizzytherapy Summer Festival. This year the Villiera family added a "French Flair" to their market to celebrate their 10th anniversary of Domaine Grier.
08 May 2017
Chenin Magic under the moonlight
The Chenin Association is really raising the bar and on Tues 11 April, almost every member of the association showcased their stunning Chenins at the Magic Chenin & Jazz evening at the Grand Beach cafe just outside the Waterfront.  The moon was full, the sea was still, the Chenins were deli
12 April 2017
Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2017 in action

This year's Stellenbosch Wine Festival looked more like a music festival than a wine fest - with the biggest stage I have ever seen!  Plenty of wine stands, foodie delights and I was very pleased to discover that Stellenrust has in fact made (possibly) the first ''Prosecco" styled bubbly in
26 February 2017

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade 2017

Stellenbosch Harvest paints City of Oaks red Colourful community celebrates winemaking camaraderie The oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch were invaded by a colourful community of winemaking charismatics on uniquely adorned ‘chariots’ on Saturday, January 28, when the annual Harvest Par
07 February 2017

Villiera and Woolworths in a partnership of excellence, bubbles galore
Woolworths has an excellent and wide range of Méthode Cap Classique (bottle fermented sparkling wine) on offer, produced exclusively for Woolworths by Villiera, which will satiate any and every bubbly lover’s palate. Villiera hosts a Woolworths tasting and uses the opportunity to show off the magic
24 November 2016
Emerging Leaders - Villiera Wines
As a result of an M&S Plan A conference in 2015, Simon Grier of Villiera met with Mr Joseph Jacobs, operations leader SA of Emerging Leaders and a plan was set in motion. Two teams of roughly 30 people in each, made up of Villiera Cellar and Vineyard staff, attended this course during March/April 20
02 November 2016 visits Villiera Wines was welcomed by the Villiera family on their farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa with a glass of Villieran bubbly. We were hosted by Pascal, who explained their food pairing with their French label. We found the pairing most interesting and well thought through as the wine and the food rea
24 October 2016
Two Months in the life of a Villiera Merlot bunch
Vine number 23 in Cathy’s Merlot block, the same bunch starting on the 20th December when it was still green, up until the 24th February when it was finally picked.
02 March 2016
Great Wine Capitals & Wine Tourism winners
The South African Great Wine Capitals Awards as well as the Cape Winelands Mayoral Wine Tourism Awards were celebrated today at the Marlenique Estate near Paarl. GWC Awards went to: Accommodation to Boschendal; Restaurants to Delaire Graff, Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices to Villiera, Architectu
04 December 2015
Villiera Staff Christmas Party - 2015
Villiera recently hosted their annual staff Christmas Party. The theme was crazy head gear if you dare!Everyone had lots of fun!
03 December 2015
One&Only Reaching for Young Stars 2015
The One&Only at the V&A Waterfront Hotel hosts this wonderful competition where a number of hospitality schools' students learn and compete against each other. Major prizes are sponsored by Kitchen Aid, Rio Largo, Khoisan Salt, Struik and many others. The competition is run by Annette Kesler and Ch
06 November 2015
Villiera Wines pruning with Livio Tognon
Villiera Wines is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch wine region which has shown huge commitment to preserving the environment . Villiera Wines started working with Livio Tognon of Simonit&Sirch, Italian vineyard specialists in 2014. Livio visits Villiera annually from Italy to train the viney
04 September 2015
Sommeliers Selection First Awards
A total change of how wines are graded/awarded has recently been done by the Sommelier Association of South Africa. The awards were handed out at a quietish award ceremony at Neil Grant's new restaurant, Open Door at Constantia Uitsig. The format of the awards is that the Somms decide up front what
06 July 2015
Villiera Wines - Winemaking
17 June 2015
Indigenous Trees
Sustainability - Indigenous Trees
15 June 2015
Villiera Wines - Our Wines: Styled Shots
Villiera Wines Styled Shots
15 June 2015
Harvest @ Villiera Wines
The Villiera vineyards have been run by Simon Grier since 1983 and are approximately 180 hectares in extent. Yields are a conservative 8 tons per hectare to ensure fruit quality.
15 June 2015
The Family - Villiera
The Grier Family
15 June 2015
Villiera Wines - General Images
Villiera Wines - General Images
11 June 2015
Bubbly & Nougat Tastings
Villiera Wines & Sally Williams Nougat - We have paired 4 of our MCC Sparkling Wines with the Sally Williams nougat range. The compatibility of these products are astonishing, hence the decision to make it a permanent feature in our tasting room.
09 June 2015
Villiera Wines - Board Room & Cellar
Villiera Board Room & Cellar
08 June 2015
Cape Wine Masters 2015 graduation at Laborie
With only 7 graduates to go before we reach 100 Cape Wine Masters, I certainly hope that we have some black graduates before we reach 100! This year we have only 2 graduates - Yvonne le Riche and Martin Gomez. Yvonne comes from a truly wine-entrenched family of Etienne le Riche Wines and Martin wor
10 May 2015
Taste of Cape Town 2015
The 9th Taste of Cape Town took place at the Cricket Oval in Green Point over the weekend 10-12 April in glorious still autumn sunshine. As ever, there were very many different delicacies to tickle taste buds, from wine to coffee to beer to poppers, ostrich carpaccio, duck and more from some of the
13 April 2015
Villiera Wines 2015 Harvest
The 2015 Vintage has been outstanding. It is not often that a vintage is good for both red and white wine. Throughout spring, summer and the harvest period, nature has been our friend. Spring arrived early and flowering occurred under ideal conditions ensuring even ripeness which makes a massive co
26 March 2015
Conversations with Villiera
We are pleased to partner with another of our Global Partner clients - Villiera - at the 2nd Conversations event for 2015. Conversations is a networking environment and function for the professional gay community. is partnering with them for a few months. The event was held at the OYO re
27 February 2015
Villiera: Bubbles and all things nice
Pair 4 of MCC Sparkling Wines with the Sally Williams nougat range. The compatibility of these products are astonishing. Each tasting costs R50 per person and takes place Mondays through to Fridays from 09h00 - 17h00 and Saturdays from 09h00 - 15h00. Booking is essential.
30 January 2015
5 of the best: Wineries to visit on a date
My love is like a red, needs to be topped up regularly. See to it that you treat your S.O to something special by taking a look at these 5 romantic venues.
30 January 2015
Pebbles Project 2014 end of year Christmas party with Pascal El Azzi
Pebbles celebrated the end of the year at their our annual Christmas party. Pascal El Azzi from Villiera joined in the fun. He gives French lessons to the Villiera after school students. Loads of fun was had by all attending!
11 December 2014
Pebbles Project 2014 Christmas party with the team
Every year commits to volunteering at the Pebbles Project Christmas Party and every year we are bowled over by how well the event is managed. It's a wonderful experience to see the children of the winelands so happy and so blessed. Thanks to Pebbles this year was no different in keeping t
09 December 2014
Villiera Wines - Packshots
Award-winning winemaker Jeff Grier crafts a range of wines characterized by a strong reflection of Villiera's unique terroir and the retention of the distinct aromas and flavours of the different varietals. The Griers have been pioneers in the Cap Classique category and their innovative approach has
03 September 2014
The Extended Villiera Family
Villiera is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative.
03 September 2014
Villiera Wines - Tasting Room: Wine Sanctuary
You are welcome to visit our Wine Tasting Room (called The Wine Sanctuary).Our range of wines available for tasting includes, Méthode Cap Classique, White, Red and Dessert wines. Wealso havea couple of wines from our French vineyards, Domaine Grier, available for tasting.Outside we have a terrace ar
03 September 2014
Villiera Wines - Tasting Room: Wine Sanctuary
You are welcome to visit our Wine Tasting Room (called The Wine Sanctuary).Our range of wines available for tasting includes, Méthode Cap Classique, White, Red and Dessert wines. Wealso havea couple of wines from our French vineyards, Domaine Grier, available for tasting.Outside we have a terrace ar
03 September 2014
2014 St. Vincent's Day at Villiera Wines
Villiera's annual St Vincent's Festival was held on Saturday 19 January at Villiera Wines.
29 January 2014
The "Cheers to You" Awards
Because you can never have too many misshapen trophies on your wall. In the spirit of giving and in line with one of the wine industry's most illustrious months for awards, has decided to have its very own achievement venture. We at headquarters have, through our many years of worki
30 September 2013
Villiera on the road in Berlin and London
The second week of September was the time of the WOSA genric tasting at the South African Embassy in Berlin and then The Beautiful South tasting at Olympia in London (showcasing South Africa, Argentina and Chile). In between Cathy went to visit the trade who stock our wine, or have the potential to
23 September 2013 visits Villiera for tasting & game drive
Villiera is situated just off the N1, near Koelenhof on the way to Stellenbosch (on the R304). The team took time off to visit Villiera and one of the owners, Simon Grier, showed us around. He is passionate about sustainability, and everything he does is about ensuring that things are don
13 September 2013
Pebbles Project AGM 2013 - at Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch
The Pebbles Project is celebrating its 9th year and in tough times, they have managed to move out of a difficult situation to showing a good surplus and making a difference wherever they work. One of the major projects planned for the next year is a state-of-the-art hospital which will be built on
05 September 2013
Domaine Grier
Villiera embarked on an international venture in 2006 when they invested in a small vineyard in the Roussillon region in the South of France. They acquired a 22-hectare vineyard and cellar near the town of St Paul de Fenouillet. Varieties planted include Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Maccabeu and Chard
03 September 2013
Villiera Wines - Wildlife Sanctuary & Game Drive Safaris
In conjunction with two neighbours (The Cape Garden Centre and Wild Clover Farm) Villiera set aside 220ha of land as a wildlife sanctuary in 2009. It includes 12 dams plus marsh areas which attract a huge variety of bird-life. Indigenous trees are grown in old milk containers, plastic water bottles
31 July 2013
Villiera Creche
Carolyn Frost from Bolander, Anel Grobler from Winetimes, Pippa Pringle of Smart Communications and Anje Smit from Eikestad News treated the Villiera Creche kids to some lunch and face painting today for their 67 minutes for Mandela Day. Thank you to the Pebbles Project for making this possible
18 July 2013
Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary & Photocoach
These pictures are from renowned photographer Bev Meldrum and students. PhotoCoach visited our WildLife Sanctuary in June and we ran a Facebook competition on a selection of the beautiful shots they took.
16 July 2013
The Stables Winery Festival with Villiera Wines
Once a year our Agent for Zimbabwe, The Stables Winery, holds a festival which needs to be seen to be believed. A group of South African winemakers, owners, marketers, viticulturists heads to Harare for 3 days of wine, food, education and lots of fun.
27 May 2013
2013 St. Vincent's Day @ Villiera Wines
2013 St. Vincent's Day @ Villiera Wines
22 January 2013
Villiera Summer Festival - November 2012

28 November 2012
Villiera wines on the road in Germany
Photos taken during a road trip in Germany undertaken by Cathy Brewer of Villiera and Matthias Potzkai of H M Witt (Villiera's agent for Germany). Over 1000 KM travelled - some think selling and marketing wine is easy and lots of fun. Well, easy it definitely is not, but one meets some good people a
23 November 2012
Platter 2013 Awards at Vineyard Hotel
The annual 2013 Platter awards were held at the Vineyard hotel on 30th Oct 2012, with the Winery of the year going to Cape Chamonix, Superquaffer of the Year to Muratie for their Muratie Melck's Shiraz-Cab, White Wine to Paul Cluver for their Nobel Late Harvest 2011 and Red Wine to Mullineux Family
30 October 2012
Villiera and KaiserbadMuehle
Villiera Wine Connoisseurs will recapture their memories of their visit in Villiera Wine Estate when they visit KaiserbadMuehle in Westhofen. It is located in the WeinArtLand in Rheinhessen, the biggest wine region in Germany. KaiserbadMuehle, first mentioned in 1298, with its Cape Dutch styled arch
18 July 2012
Villiera Wines @ Taste of Cape Town 2012
Villiera at the Taste of Cape Town 2012
23 April 2012
CWG Villiera 2012 Silent Auction Dinner
There is a strong fundraising element to the CWG Auction in the form of a silent auction. Funds raised through the Silent Auction are donated to the Nedbank CWG Development Trust. In 2011 Jeff Grier's item for the Silent Auction was a game drive in the Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary followed by a six c
16 April 2012
Villiera photos on Sustainability on the farm
Beautiful photos taken on Villiera Wine Farm outside of Stellenbosh where Sustainable farming is practiced.
16 April 2012
Villiera's new label launched with designer driftwood furniture
Villiera likes to focus on the natural and sustainable way of living. Drift Furniture Showroom in Cape Town hosted a launch of their new and inspiring furniture by various young designers. The store in Orphan Street (between Loop & Bree) is open to the public Monday to Friday, initially from 13.00
21 October 2011
Environmental Awareness
Viticulturist Simon Grier has always been a keen supporter of maintaining environmentally friendly vineyard management practices. The farm has not sprayed insecticides for the past ten years and a flock of 1000 Peking ducks are responsible for some natural pest control. There is a strong focus on wa
03 October 2011
Villiera Wine Shots

03 October 2011
Villiera Wines - Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
03 October 2011
The Cellar - Villiera

22 September 2011
Villiera Vineyards
The Villiera Vineyards
22 September 2011
Villiera Food & Wine Matching

22 September 2011
Villiera Vineyards Rollover

22 September 2011
Villiera Wine Club
Villiera Wine Club
Villiera Wine Club / Online Wine Shop

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