About Theuniskraal Wines
Theuniskraal Wines, renowned as one of Tulbagh’s most iconic wine farms and holding the distinction of being South Africa’s inaugural wine estate, possesses a history as ancient and intriguing as the town itself. Positioned approximately 120 kilometres from Cape Town, Tulbagh serves as the focal point of one of South Africa’s most ancient agricultural regions.
By local tradition, the picturesque Tulbagh Valley saw the arrival of three families in 1699. Among these families, one had a son named Theunis, who was granted land north of the village. Initially named Theuniskuyl, this property transformed over the years. By 1785, as vine cultivation took root on its grounds, the estate had adopted the name Theuniskraal.
In August 2020, Markus Ehehalt, a former Bosch engineer from Germany with a profound passion for wine and a deep affection for the Tulbagh region, acquired Manley Wine Estate and Private Cellar. Subsequently, Elias Kuhl Mihopulos, also a German engineer from Bosch, joined as a business partner following the acquisition.