MEET OUR WINEMAKER: BERTUS FOURIE
Bertus, the gentle giant winemaker, has a long history of winemaking and a stellar reputation in the industry. He is a passionate man and loves nothing more than to explore the endless possibilities in winemaking. “The human dimension of the wine industry is definitely one of the aspects that I love. I meet wonderful people, make wonderful friends and enjoy loads of laughs whenever I present a wine tasting or have a wine chat, which is probably 80% of the time. Making wine, selling wine, enjoying wine is all about quality relationships”. Bertus Fourie.
Bertus is assisted by Farm Manager & Cellar assistant Gert Pietersen nicknamed “Toffie”. Toffie has been involved with the Britz family from the tender age of 16 where as a little school boy he would spend time observing and learning everything he possibly could from any of the senior farm men. With his calm temperament, leadership capabilities and keen eye for everything agricultural Toffie soon climbed the ranks and today manages the entire Under Oaks farm.
Under Oaks offers a friendly and contemporary style Tasting Room where you will have the opportunity to taste our range of boutique wines. Our staff service is excellent and those presenting a tasting to you will always ensure they share valuable information and facts. We continually strive to provide our guests with new and interesting experiences to tingle the taste buds to both complement and challenge our wines. Please contact us to enquire about current pairings and tastings.
OUR TASTING ROOM STAFF
Suretha van der Spuy runs the tasting centre together with her team of young advisors. They are all passionate about wine, and enjoy not only describing the wines to you, but sharing with you some amusing and interesting facts about the estate and the wine industry!
TASTING ROOM TIMES:
FEBRUARY - OCTOBER:
TUESDAYS – SUNDAYS 11:00-16:00
NOVEMBER - JANUARY:
TUESDAYS - SUNDAYS 9:00 - 16:00
PLEASE ENQUIRE REGARDING OPENING ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.
Under Oaks exports wine to several European countries where we have dedicated agents who stock our product and will be able to assist with internet based sales. Please see contact details of our distributors below:
SWITZERLAND AND LICHTENSTEIN:
Cape Wine Reppel
Schlossberg 11b, 6343 Risch, Switzerland
Phone: +41-32 510 96 58
Company Registration Number: CHE-416.633.532
The WineStore Gbr
Maximilian Schiefer Moritz Schreiner, Bad-Berneck-Straẞe 12, 81549 München, Germany
Registration Number: DE306905898