Welcome to

Clairvaux Family Wines


The land, on which the cellar was built, was previously owned by descendants of the French Huguenots who translated the name of the original farm, namely Schoongezicht, meaning clear view, to Clairvaux.

Rial Kloppers, Wouter de Wet’s grandfather, built the first cellar on the premises in 1930.  He produced sweet wines and base-wine for brandy. Muscadel and Hanepoot made Clairvaux well known.

In 1962 the Kloppers family sold Clairvaux to some of the producers in the Robertson- area and a co-op was established.  After 38 years as co-op, Clairvaux was for sale and Wouter de Wet bought the cellar on 20 December 2000.

On 26 January 2001 the first grapes were delivered and the wine making process started under the new management.  At the end of the season the cellar was rebuilt and upgraded.  

The cellar receives grapes from two farms, Appelsdrift and Wel van Pas.  Appelsdrift is about 4 km South West from Robertson next to the Breede River and Wel van Pas is situated in Le Chasseur, 25 km from Robertson.

The farms produce a variety of grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Dessert wines are produced from Hanepoot, Red Muscadel and White Muscadel.


Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp, fresh white wine with a hint of asparagus, herbs(fynbos) and lime on the nose. The palate has a great balance of zesty acidity and ripe fruit flavours.



A full bodied wine with juicy tannins and rich flavours of red fruit and spices.


Cabernet Sauvignon

A taste of blackcurrants and plummy fruit with a toasty oak aroma.



Sweet Hanepoot with Muscat flavours on the nose and a creamy palate.


White Muscadel

Sweet Golden Muscadel with distinctive peach and raisin flavours.


Red Muscadel

A sweet, full bodied dessert wine with copper-red hues and a sundried raisin taste.


Please feel free to visit our online wine shop. All wine orders are subject to an additional courier fee which will be sent to you via email before order is placed.
Due to our tasting venue being closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, our wine is available at La Verne Wine Boutique  – www.lavernewines.co.za

Get in Touch

Jaco van der Merwe
Email: winemaker@clairvauxcellar.co.za
Tel: 023 626 3842

Accountant & Sales:
Marietha Huddlestone
Tel: 023 626 3842

Clairvaux Private Cellar
Po Box 179
South Africa

Opening Hours

Mondays – Fridays 08:00 – 17:00
Saturdays & Public Holidays – Closed

Wines Sales of Clairvaux wines on Saturdays and public holidays
La Verne Wine Boutique – www.lavernewines.co.za


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Clairvaux Private Cellar