Hey there! I'm Nick Spotswood and I'm passionate about wine

In 2007, father and son Bill and Nick Spotswood, the former retired from an international
confectionery business and the latter a civil engineer from Polokwane bought a Blaauwklippen Road
property in Stellenbosch’s ’Golden Triangle’

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Where Did It All Start

It all started in 2007, with father and son Bill and Nick Spotswood, the former retired from

You Appreciate Rare Wines

The Durif Dry Rose is a unique wine being, to our knowledge, the only Rose made from this cultivar

Meet The Spotswood’s

Three Generations Three generations of Spotswoods live on Down The Road Farm. Everyone is involved in

You met the Spotswoods. Now meet their Animals

Spotswood Farm Animals

It’s that time of year again when peahen “Candice” lays her eggs and

The Spotswood Owls

We have the honor of a Mommy and Daddy Spotted Eagle Owl

More important …meet our Grapes


The Chardonnay grape itself is neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the wine being derived from such influences as terroir and oak.


Shiraz is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. In 1999, Syrah was found to be the offspring of two obscure grapes


Viognier is a white wine grape variety at Spotswood Wines. Did you know it is the only permitted grape for the French wine Condrieu in the Rhône Valley?


Durif is a variety, of red winegrape primarily grown in Australia, California, France, and Isreal. Since the end of the 20th century,

Our Vines are Trained

Grapevine training restricts the development of the vine to a primary shoot (trunk)

Ripe and Ready for Picking

To determine the ripeness of wine grapes, both the individual grape berries as well as bunches are tested

Harvest Time

At Down the Road Farm, our vineyards are tenderly cared for. After 12 months of TLC, it is time to harvest.

Crushing and Pressing

After the grapes are sorted, they are ready to be de-stemmed and crushed. For many years, men

Finally … Meet the Spotswood Wines and their Partners

Chardonnay 2021 -R80.00 available Aug 2021

It is lightly wooded, resulting in a crisp and dry wine that has some unique flinty notes.

Serve on its own or pair it with your favourite dish

Swartland Chenin blanc 2019 – R85.00

Drink on its own or improve any salad or light meal.

Durif Dry Rosé 2021 – R85.00 available Aug 2021

A South African first! This unique Spotswood Dry Rosé is made from 100% Durif (Petit Sirah). The nose is unusually fruity and bursts with candyfloss and red berry. The flavour is like no other with berries and spice notes.

The original depth and character of this wine will complement any food but can also be enjoyed on its own.

Durif 2019 – R130 available Feb 2021

This unique Spotswood Durif wine varietal is a robust red wine and a recent cultivar for South Africa, although grown in France, California and Australia (sometimes referred to as a Petite Sirah). The nose and flavour are unique with Mocca, dark chocolate and tobacco notes, and the colour is intensely dark purple.

It is well-balanced and multi-layered yet easy-drinking and succulent. Enjoy this new cultivar with any full-flavoured food.

Shiraz 2019 – R95.00

The Spotswood Shiraz 2012 nose has hints of eastern spice. The fruity flavour of mixed berries delights along with the spices that Shiraz is known for resulting in a very friendly, lovely wine.

Enjoy this wine on its own or with game, beef, and winter stews.

You should be here!

Spotswood Wine is the place to be. Where friends and family enjoy the warm hospitality, incredible vistas and phenomenal wines.

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