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Founded in 2003, the winery name means “morning sun” in Dutch. It was named as the first part of the Stellenbosch Kloof valley to see the sun because of its high altitude and aspects. The vineyards cover the top southern and eastern slopes of Ribbokop, overlooking the pinnacle of Kanonkop from where a cannon was fired to alert the farm in the region that a ship had put into Table Bay.

DeMorgenzon was originally a section of Uiterwyk, one of the oldest farms in South Africa. In 2003 Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum bought DeMorgenzon and have since transformed it into a 91ha garden vineyard, where abundant wildflowers grow between the vines. Chenin Blanc and Syrah are the lead varieties in which the estate specialises, the cellar is under the guidance of winemaker Alastair Rimmer since 2021.

DeMorgenzon grows vineyards and produces wine in an ethically and environmentally responsible manner.

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