Swartland Winery started producing wine from 15 members farms in 1948 and, within two years, 48 member farmers were supplying 2 500 tons of grapes annually. Today, Swartland Winery produces approximately 23 000 tons of grapes per year and exports some 80% to more than 45 countries. Its premium wines are produced in a separate, smaller cellar within the winery. Swartland Winery has dedicated winemakers, a viticulturist and an on-site laboratory. It has its own packaging facility for bottled and bag-in-box products.