Van Loveren has been in the Retief family since 1937 when Hennie Retief snr acquired the land in the Robertson Valley and named it after Christina van Loveren, an ancestor of his new bride, Jean van Zyl. When his sons, Nico and Wynand joined him on the farm they acquired more land and in 1980, 500 cases of Premium Grand Cru, the first bottled Van Loveren wine, were launched. Today Nico and Wynand’s sons run the company side by side. From humble beginnings, Van Loveren has become South Africa’s leading family-owned winery.
The old manor house, where Nico and Wynand grew up, is now home to Christina’s bistro. Where you can cozy up next to the crackling fire and enjoy one of the chef’s signature dishes or relax outside on the veranda and take in the lush garden.
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