The story and people behind
Cape Fynbos Wines & Spirits.
Cape Fynbos Wines & Spirits, based in Paarl, started from owners Johan du Toit and Oliver Kirsten’s almost obsessive love for the unique, wonderful landscape and flora of the Western Cape of South Africa.
The Cape Floral Kingdom is home to a truly astounding level of plant biodiversity with indigenous flowering plants numbering up to nine thousand species. Most of these are members of the group loosely called “fynbos”, which are infused into the meticulously crafted gin range. Our Cape Fynbos gin and wine products are also recognised by their signature fynbos-inspired packaging.
fynbos: noun fyn·bos \ˈfān-ˌbȯs\
From Dutch, meaning fine leaved plants. A biome of southern coastal South Africa characterized by a diverse richness of endemic plant species.
Our landscape, bottled.
Cape Fynbos Gin is small-batch distilled from the finest white spirits. This is infused with premium juniper berries and elements from more than 30 indigenous botanicals, sustainably hand harvested in the Cape Floral Kingdom for their bark, roots, berries, flowers, stems, peels or leaves. Many of these botanicals are members of the fynbos group of plants for which the region is world-famous.
The botanicals are macerated in the alcoholic base prior to distillation to allow for optimal binding of the herbal aromas, and then suspended in a muslin bag from the top of the kettle to infuse the flavours through vapour-path extraction.
A stepwise blending with pure granite mountain spring water results in a truly unique gin of the highest quality.
In 2019, we expanded our gin range with our beautifully smooth Cape Fynbos Citrus Edition. Using the traditional Cape Fynbos Gin as its base, we cold macerate the peels of five different citrus fruits to embrace the warmth of fruit and produce the unique, subtle colouring and pallet of this multi-award winning gin.
The accolades for our spirits, wines and their packaging and presentation started rolling in over the past few years, and Cape Fynbos Gin is now a loved and recognised brand in South Africa and exported all over the world.
FOUNDER, MARKETING & SALES
FOUNDER, PRODUCTION & FINANCE
JOHAN DU TOIT
NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER