How It All Started

Our History

What started off once as a simple vegetable farm, has developed into the much-loved wine estate it is today otherwise known as Esona.

2003

Purchased Groenland Farm

2005

Planted Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay vines

2006

Demolished house & built another

2007

Renovated staff home with running water, showers, and restrooms

2010

Bottled & launched Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Shiraz

2012

Renovated Esona's Old Cellar & Caryl's Bistro

2015

Planted Grenache & Mourvèdre vines

2018

Certified as Estate

2020

Bottled our Red Blend STORIES

2021

Bottling of the Esona MCC - The Flower Collection

2022

The Story Continues...

Our Founders

The Couple Behind The Wine

“Our certified single vineyards are in the heart of the beautiful Robertson Valley alongside the Breede River in the Western Cape, South Africa.

The vineyards are positioned in sandy silt soil, ideal for cultivating our premium wines. The upper soil is deep loam enriched with lime.

Come for the taste. Stay for the lifestyle. Discover plenty of wine.”

Rowan & Caryl