Eden Wine Stories

History

Our History

Our love of wine spans decades, and our vision for a unique, boutique offering of wines began in 2016 It was sparked by the realisation that with South Africa producing over 10 million hectolitres of wine annually, and having over 520 wineries competing to get their wines on shelves, the small-batch producers often get overlooked. There are a number of delectable artisanal wines available across the six wine regions of South Africa, and our goal is to bring only the crème de la crème to our virtual shelves.

Conservation

Conservation

We focus on sustainable wine. Our vintners each aim to protect the environment and support social responsibility during the winemaking process. We look at a number of factors, including their commitment to ensuring soil health through carbon farming and maintaining biodiversity within the vineyard. They should also be observing the conservation of water while growing the grapes and considering the use of renewable energies, such as solar, in the future, if it has not already been adopted.

Our Oenophile

Our Oenophile

When Lynette Whittaker isn’t travelling to opulent villas across Africa, where she runs the show, she can be found heading a team of creatives in Mossel Bay to bring design and marketing solutions to her clients, including several in the family-run wine and spirits business. Her adulation of wine began in her 20s, and Lynette has a proclivity for bubbles and unique white cultivars that tantalise the palette. Along with her business partners, they sought to scour the thousands of wine grape farms around South Africa, to pick the elite, which resulted in our bottled wines, Süd, being launched in 2021. READ MORE Lynette and the team have a yearning to market lesser known, high-end wines from South Africa, not only to South Africans, but also to Mozambique, to which they are currently exporting. The aim is to expand to the rest of Africa, and long-term, to the US and Europe. As the wines are sourced from across South Africa’s wine regions, it is not tied to a specific cultivar or region. Süd (meaning “south”) was born to honour the country’s heritage. Our South African passports still state “Republique D’Afrique Du Sud” dating back to our European legacy. Having worked on wine label and packaging design, as well as the marketing side of the beverage industry, Lynette identified a gap in the geographical areas recognised by South Africa’s Wine and Spirit Board. She realised that there was a need to establish the Garden Route District as a recognised wine region. In 2018, the Garden Route District changed its name to the Eden District, at which point she began the process of establishing the Eden Wine Route, a non-profit company aimed at promoting the area as a wine destination. In 2020, with Lynette at the helm, we established Eden Wines. Eden Wines aims to re-affirm South Africa as one of the top wine-producing countries in the world. Our mission is to put the Cape Southeastern Coast on the map for producing top-class wines, deserving of its own dedicated region, and to take the Western Cape’s finest, lesser-known wines, to the rest of the world. In our cellar, you’ll discover carefully selected, small-batch, and family-owned wines and spirits.
Our Collection

Our portfolio of fine wines has been handpicked from refined, small producers. Whether you prefer bold, rich, rounded, elegant, complex, light or refreshing, we have a range to suit your palette. Our selection is also available at a number of ECO-VILLAS, HOTELS AND LODGES we own and operate, across southern Africa.

Hout Bay Vineyards Chardonnay (sold per case)
Baleia Vinho Rochas (sold per case)
Baleia Deborah Rosé (sold per case)
Baleia Sauvignon Blanc (sold per case)
Baleia Pinot Noir (sold per case)
Hout Bay Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (sold per case)
Hout Bay Vineyards Black Swan Cape Vintage (sold per bottle)
Hout Bay Vineyards Blush (sold per case)
Süd Rosé Methode Cap Classique (sold per case)
Süd Reserve Methode Cap Classique (sold per case)
Hout Bay Vineyards Petrus (sold per case)
Hout Bay Vineyards Rosé (sold per case)
Hout Bay Vineyards Peter & Paul (sold per case)
Hout Bay Vineyards Merlot (sold per case)
Hout Bay Vineyards Klasiek (sold per case)

Our Clients