Ridgeback Wines


Vansha Farming (Pty)Ltd t/a Ridgeback wines was established in 1996 by current owner Vernon Cole. After the early success of our Ridgeback Shiraz 2001, a 300 ton cellar, guest house and wine tasting centre was quickly established. The name Ridgeback is inspired by the The Rhodesian Ridgeback dog that originates from Southern Africa, where legends and stories abound of their exploits and bravery in the African bushveld. Their tenacity and ruggedness are symbolic of the pioneering spirit of Africa while the pedigree, character and stature of this impressive animal is reflected in our wines and brand. The overriding policy at Ridgeback wines is quality which starts in the vineyards and carries through the production process to the final packaging and presentation of our wines. This is evident from the fact that all our wines, throughout all our tiers, consistently carry medals and awards of distinction and are well received in several global markets. At Ridgeback we truly strive to produce top quality wine with passion and integrity.



Located on a 62 hectare farm, 10km outside of both Paarl and Wellington set amongst our cherished vineyards, and home to our nationally and internationally celebrated Ridgeback wines, Ridgeback House offers a truly luxurious experience that includes stylish accommodation, fine dining, top-notch service and some of the best wines South Africa has to offer.


The Deck restaurant is a breakfast and lunch restaurant overlooking our pristine little dam populated by 24 different species of waterfowl. Surrounded by a lush garden and open lawn The Deck Restaurant is a real break away and a special find. The restaurant was voted as one of the top 25 breakfast restaurants in the Cape Winelands in 2018 and offer child friendly facilities as well.


Zip/Post Code
7630 Paarl

Business Hours

Business Hours

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Contact Info

Langverwacht Farm