The Wine Estate

Welcome to South Africa

Eerste Hoop (First Hope) is a young wine estate in South Africa, situated in one of the most prolific wine regions in the country. For several years Eerste Hoop has been making unique, surprising wines, each earning its share of praise. Let us introduce you to our estate, and our wines.

The Chosen Land

In the eighteenth century the first pioneers grew their grapevines along the banks of the Botrivier. One of these pioneers was Willem Adriaan van der Stel, at the time the Governor of the Cape. He called the grounds his Eerste Hoop (First Hope).

Today this same ground holds the vineyards of the Eerst Hoop wine estate. A favorable climate with a cool sea breeze in the valley offer the grapes the idea conditions to ripen.