CILMOR WINES

Welcome to Cilmor Winery. Our farm is set in the heart of the beautiful Worcester wine valley. We are passionate about producing great wine and supporting the community, making this dream a reality. Our Cilmor Premium Collection comprises seven wines and the Popular Range, three. View our wines here.

Our cellar is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 16:30.

 

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With Cecil Morgan’s passion and vision in mind, we strive to produce wines that would make our founder proud. The wine making process starts in the vineyard and our passionate growers ensure that only the best quality grapes are supplied to the cellar. The winery is also 100% Fairtrade Certified, which you can read more about in the Fairtrade section. The Cilmor Premium Collection wines are hand-crafted to reflect the best characteristics of each individual cultivar. The Cilmor Popular Range wines are carefully blended to ensure easy drinking, lively wines for all occasions.

The total area under vineyard is currently 450 hectares. This includes red cultivars such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage, Cabernet Franc, Roobernet and Ruby Cabernet. The white grape varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Colombar, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Nouvelle and Hanepoot.

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The cellar has the capacity to process 10 000 tons of grapes. The red wine fermentation tanks range in size from 5 tons to 75 tons. This process, which is very gentle, extracts excellent colour and tannin structure from the grapes. Producing 6-8 million litres of wine every year, the cellar has a storage capacity of 9.9 million litres. With a cooling capacity of 5 million litres, the cellar is well equipped to ferment white wine. There is also a fully equipped laboratory for analysis.

 

Tasting and sales – Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:30.

The Cilmor Winery is situated on the R43 outside
Worcester on the way to Villiersdorp.
GPS Coordinates:  -33.739279, 19.484403
Contact the winery on 023 340 4141 or 083 627 7351, or email here.

 

Aerial video filmed during our most recent harvest.
 
 
 

ABOUT

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Cilmor Winery was established in 1997 by the Cilmor Trust, which was formed in 1996 after Cecil Morgen passed away. He had a great passion for cultivating vineyards and acquired a number of farms in the Scherpenheuwel region. His dream was to establish his own cellar and the Cilmor Winery was designed with a capacity to handle 10 000 tons of grapes and produce around 8 million litres of wine. Unfortunately Cecil never saw his cellar as a finished structure, but his memory, dreams and vision live on.

FAIRTRADE

Cilmor_051WebCilmor Winery and its farms are 100% Fairtrade Certified. The Fairtrade premium funds various projects on the farms, such as a Pre-Primary school, Community centre, after-care facilities and feeding schemes to name a few ways that the workers on Cilmor’s farms benefit.

Fairtrade is the world’s most trusted ethical certification system. A product that carries the FAIRTRADE Mark has met the rigorous Fairtrade Standards, which focus on improving labour and living conditions for farming communities and on promoting a more sustainable way of farming. Each product in the supply chain is certified in accordance with Fairtrade Standards, and is audited annually to ensure compliance.

There are thousands of Fairtrade certified companies in the world (producers, manufacturers and traders) that make a difference every day through Fairtrade trading. Click here for more on Fairtrade.

HISTORY

Cecil MorganCecil Morgan was born in 1908 in the Willowmore district. With ten Sterlings as pocket money, he moved to Cape Town to study medicine. However due to a bad wool harvest he had to stop his studies and start a job as a clerk at Standard Bank. He then worked in the advertising department of the Cape Argus before he bought his first farm called ‘Soete Inval’ in the 1940s.

This vegetable farm was situated west of Kuilsriver and was later developed into light commercial industry and now carries the name ‘Kaymore & Sunnyside’.

In 1955 he bought ‘Hammansvlakte’, east of Kuilsriver, and farmed dairy, chickens, pigs and cattle.

He also studied opera in Rome, Italy. Getting the lead role in Othello was his greatest achievement, as can be seen in the newspaper clipping below.

 


The Cilmor Trust was founded in 1996 when Cecil passed away.

The farm ‘Hammansvlakte’ is being urbanised into various developments, including ‘Die Oude Spruit’, ‘Klaradyn Old Age Home’, ‘Veritas’, ‘Chenin’ x 2 (convent quarters), ‘Rubernet’, ‘Sauvignon’ and ‘Sonkring’.  The new retirement villages, ‘Othello’ and ‘Burgundy’ – boasting approximately 2000 units – are also underway with marketing in full swing.

Klaradyn consists of 353 homes, 96 apartments and an administration building. It is most likely the largest retirement village in the country with great potential for capital gain. The development took around four and a half years to complete and the cornerstone of the Cecil Morgan Centre was inaugurated by his daughters, Cecile and Gerda.

In the early 1980’s, Mr Coen Roux took on the role as Cecil’s financial adviser. Later two of Cecil’s grandchildren, Pierre and Phillipus van der Merwe became trustees of the Cilmor Trust. Today the two of them, together with Wim Roux (the late Coen Roux’s wife) represent the Trust.

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Cilmor Winery is located on the R43 between Worcester and Villiersdorp.
GPS Coordinates:  -33.739279, 19.484403
Call us on 023 340 4141  or  083 627 7351

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