Cilmor Winery was founded by Cecil Morgan in the early 1990s. A farmer, renowned businessman and visionary, Cecil had a passion for wine-making and grand plans for Cilmor.
Sadly, Cecil did not live to see the completion of the impressive Cilmor Winery building – but his memory, vision, and passion lives on today at Cilmor in our philosophy and practices.
We craft a wide range of quality wines from the 17 different varietals that are currently being cultivated in our vineyards. Our expansive cellar has the current capacity to process up to 10 000 tons of grapes, with a storage capacity of around 12 million litres. The quality of our wine production is assured by our state-of-the-art technology and the mastery of our consummate winemaker, Quintin vd Westhuizen.
Our wines are proudly Fairtrade – an initiative that enables us to support our large Cilmor family – around 100 permanent employees – with schooling for their children, food, medical care, clothing and transportation.
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100% Fairtrade Certified
We are proudly 100% Fairtrade certified, which means that our wines can be sold into any Fairtrade brand around the world. The Fairtrade wines carry a premium which gets paid directly to our workers at Cilmor, enabling us to support and uplift those who are most important to us.
We currently have around 100 permanent employees and their families benefiting from the Fairtrade initiative. This includes our pre-primary school for the children of our employees, after-school care, feeding schemes, transportation for our workers, school clothes and a mobile clinic where our employees can get healthcare.
More about Cilmor Wines, its history, the vineyards, cellar, philosophy and facilities.
Meet the Cilmor Team
RUDI DU TOIT
General Manager – Cilmor farms
QUINTIN VD WESTHUIZEN
Cellar Manager & Winemaker
Farm Manager – Zandvlak and Onverwacht
JEAN-PAUL DU PLESSIS
Assistant Farm Manager
Farm Manager – Mimosa, Moordkuil, Damplaas and Eikenhof
General Office Manager
Cilmor Pre-Primary Principal
We are open for wine tasting and sales Monday - Friday from 09:00 - 16:30.