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As the progenitor of the Erasmus family of South Africa, his legacy continues to thrive in his descendants who are still crafting wine in this region to this very day.
Today, the journey in and out is less perilous, but still we celebrate The Merchants, the men and women who risked their lives to bring us wines from the far corners of the world. TRADE ENQUIRY These wines originate from the beautiful vineyards of the Western Cape of South Africa, where there is an abundance of flora and fauna.
From the VOC’s headquarters in Amsterdam it transported high company officials to far-away colonies.
When it floundered in bad weather and ran aground near Table Bay in 1647 the heroic crew’s survival and exploration of the vicinity led to the establishment of a halfway station by Jan van Riebeeck on April 6, 1652, that ultimately led to the founding of South Africa and the first vines being planted in the Cape.
Similarly, through participating in the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA), Cape Wine Merchants supports ethical trade within the local wine industry. In 1693, Pieter “Den Deen” Erasmus took a brave journey from the Netherlands to settle in the Cape.
On 28 February 1699, Governer Willem Adriaan van der Stel would grant Erasmus the farm De Groenenbergh in Wagenmakersvallei.
TRADE ENQUIRY De Nieuwe Haarlem, carries a legend filled with bravery, adventure and perseverance.