Our journey started more than a decade ago at the foot of the majestic Groot Drakenstein Mountains on one of the twenty-nine original French Huguenot-settled farms, where a few deeply passionate and experienced individuals were producing boutique volumes of world-class wines, enjoyed in some of the finest establishments in the world.
Passionate about the art of creating exceptional wines, the team dreamt of sharing their craft, their joy, with more people and so the idea of Clarington was born.
Now based in Stellenbosch, the approach remains very much hands-on. The finest grapes are carefully sourced from the best terroirs in the region by celebrated winemaker and viticulturist Johan Viljoen, allowing him to honour his minimum-interference wine-making approach. Bottles are carefully coated 5 times in special food-friendly, organic ink, bringing to life the exquisite globally-patented Mark Eisen design that allows for upcycling of the product, delivering to the team’s ambition of truly sustainable packaging.
The range continues to receive numerous local and global wine and design awards, but for the team, the ultimate reward remains the joy and inspiration Clarington brings to all those who enjoy it.