In 2013 four good friends gathered over a sumptuous dinner and enthused about a shared vision: to embark on a journey to make a wine, exemplified by non-negotiable standards of quality and craftsmanship.

They would combine their skills towards creating a wine of singular, unique quality.

Faf du Plessis, avid cook, wine fanatic and South African cricketer of fame, introduced us to AB de Villiers, fellow cricketer and friend.

The introduction created an opportunity for us to make wine for them – a wine of excellence, to be enjoyed by friends and family alike.



The First XI range consists of three wines:

The Partnership

A Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot-based blend produced from the highest quality grapes of the best terroirs of the Cape Winelands.
The Partnership is available to order.

The Belter

Rhône-style blend. A perfect reflection from the Rhône varietals.
This wine was launched in September 2015.

The Centurion

The flagship wine of The First XI range. Cinsault. This wine is produced from old, un-irrigated bushvines planted in 1954. These bushvines were selected for its uniqueness and prominent terroir flavours.