Welcome to Arabella Wines
At Arabella we have a very simple objective: we endeavour to make the best wine possible. Achieving this goal is our passion.
The name Arabella was chosen as a word play on the beautiful Arabian horses, which grace its verdant pastures. Stephen de Wet and son Jamie are both very keen endurance riders. Jamie received his national colours in 2004.
Stephen heads up the viticulture, stud and winemaking departments. Jamie heads up logistic, bottling, labeling , distribution , administration, sales , marketing, advertising and the brand.
Arabella is thus a complete family business in which every family member is passionately involved.
Created from the Vines ofSouth Africa
Arabella is a new venture established on land which has been in the De Wet family since the 1860’s. As the vineyards had been established many years previously, it was assured that top quality wines would be produced at Arabella.
A new cellar, bottling hall and tasting room was built at the beginning of 2006 and the first vintage from the cellar was produced in 2006. Arabella got off to an auspicious start when the Arabella Shiraz 2007 won a double gold at the Michelangelo International Wine Challenge.
It is the family’s desire to establish the Arabella brand by giving our customers the very best quality at the very best price possible. But just good quality is not enough – we want our customers to have a special experience when drinking Arabella wines.
The Art of Wine MakingOUR PASSION
Arabella Wine Range ofAWARD WINNING WINES
Arabella Giving Back
“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” Ben Carson
– First Aid course is completed by one worker every 3 years. Valid for 3 years.
– Safe handling of Chemicals Course is completed by one worker every year.
– Pruning course is done yearly by 40 workers.
– Every second year a forklift course is completed by an average of 9 workers.
– Spray operator course is also completed yearly and is examined yearly by a doctor to confirm that workers are still healthy.
– We are open for learnerships. Students are able to help in the cellar during harvest time to further their work experience and training.
– We sponsor the Tug of War team entries yearly for the Robertson Show. Workers are sent to the show on the Friday to enjoy the competition.
– Funds were provided for a worker to buy a vehicle to start his own transport business.
– Transport is provided for the workers Rugby & Netball teams. We also supply Lime for the Rugby field.
– The playschool and Anna Foundation provide teachers and learning aids to workers children during the day when their parents are at work.
– Robertson Risk Management project ensures the safety of workers and their belongings on our and surrounding farms.
Repairs and Maintenance
– Workers houses are kept in good condition. Repairs are done when needed. This includes painting, electrical or building repairs etc.
– Solar powered geysers were installed to ensure all houses on the farm have warm water.
023 615 2256
Arabella, P.O. Box 155
Ashton, 6715, South Africa
S33° 50′ 30.02″ E20° 00′ 56.35″
Mondays – Fridays: 8:00 – 17:00
Mondays – Fridays: 9:00 – 17:00
Saturdays: 10:00 – 14:00