Welcome to Journey's End Vineyards
In 1995, the Gabb family purchased our beautiful South African vineyard in the Stellenbosch winelands. Since then, we have continued to be wholly committed to sustainably and ethically producing excellent wines for all occasions.
Dynamic winemakers Leon Esterhuizen and Mike Dawson use progressive methods both in the cellar and in the vineyards. These include a minimal intervention philosophy, carbonic maceration, and fermentation and ageing in amphorae and concrete eggs, adding a complex layer to classically elegant wines.
Learn more about our different ranges below.
In 1995 the Gabb family, originally from Shropshire, UK, fell in love with this picturesque wine farm, restoring it to what it is today, now surrounded by 40 hectares of beautiful vineyards.
We are incredibly fortunate to be nestled amongst the Schapenberg hills, beneath which lay 350 million year old decomposed granite soils. This creates one of the most prestigious terroirs in South Africa, and is where our vines are planted. As well as fantastic views, our vineyards benefit from the cooling and cleansing south-easterly wind, known locally as the ‘Cape Doctor’, which comes in from nearby False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The team has always been wholly committed to being environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. As well as being WIETA and IPW accredited, Journey’s End converted to solar power in 2014 and the farm became fully Fairtrade certified from April 2017.
In 2020 we received the Ethical Company award at The Drinks Business Green Awards, in recognition of Journey’s End Foundation’s work, which has provided over 4,000,000 meals to our local community to date. In 2021, we again received the Ethical Company award, as well as the Water Management award.
Early in 2021, we attained WWF Conservation Champion status, for our continued commitment to sustainable farming and conservation of native fauna and flora. In 2022 we were the winners of the Social Impact category at Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards.
Our Spekboom range links directly to one such sustainable initiative, you can read more about it here.
We believe in drinking well, while truly being a force for good.