A boutique family owned estate situated in the Tulbagh valley producing unique older vintage fine dining wine from our low yielding shale soils, to satisfy the sophisticated palate of wine enthusiasts from around the world.

When the earth was created, the sense of place, climate and shale soils of the small area of Rijks had Chenin Blanc and Pinotage in mind.

We will continue this natural destiny for future generations.

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All our grapes are harvested at night to retain freshness and flavours.

Younger vintage wines that are fruit driven with a soft tannin structure. A gentle touch of oak on the nose and palate.


Touch of Oak

Chenin Blanc       Pinotage       Shiraz

Older vintage wines with exceptional elegance, finesse, complexity, structure and concentration of fruit. Aged in oak barrels for two years, bottle aged for a further three years and then released.

A fine dining wine.  

This is a rare Pinotage for the select few.  Only eight hundred and eighty eight bottles produced each vintage and is individually numbered and registered to your name.

A collectors wine


Rich and intense deep red colour. Vibrant nose of red fruit, brambleberry, ripe cherry.  These delicoius fruity aromas carry through onto a rich, creamy palate with well balanced refined tannins on the finish. The silky integration of oak lends subtle wood spices which compliments the fruit.



This classic MCC is produced in the traditional Champagne method introduced by the French Huguenots to the Cape in the early 18th centuary. An exceptional bubbly with that special Rijks character.

Wines by Range

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Low potential vertical shale soils naturally restrict production to four or five tons per hectare. This results in small fully concentrated berries.

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Private Cellar

Chenin Blanc       Pinotage       Shiraz

After many months of tasting each barrel, winemaker Pierre Wahl selects his best 10 barrels of the vintage.

A special occasion fine dining wine.  

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Pinotage 888 Gold

The best Pinotage ever produced ?

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Reserve

Chenin Blanc       Pinotage       Shiraz


Pinotage Syrah Blend

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MCC Brut Bubbly

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