Wilderer: A History of Innovation and Excellence.
In 1995, Helmut Wilderer, a German restaurateur, founded Wilderer Distilleries, South Africa’s first craft distillery. Driven by his passion for fine spirits and the abundance of world-class fruits and grapes in the country, he seized the opportunity to fill a gap in the market.
Today, Wilderer is a respected producer of Grappa, Eaux de Vie, Liqueurs, Gin, Rum, Vodka, and Moonshine, renowned for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship. The unique distillation process, combined with the use of a wide variety of botanicals, some of which are native to the Fynbos region of South Africa, results in a range of artisanal spirits with unparalleled flavour and complexity. With over 100 international medals and awards, Wilderer Distilleries stands as a testament to Helmut’s vision and dedication. Each sip of a Wilderer spirit is a testament to the artistry and passion that goes into every bottle.
Wilderer Estate, Simondium-Paarl:
Venture to Wilderer Distilleries and Ristorante Pappa Grappa, situated along the R45 en route to Franschhoek, where families can delight in a variety of attractions. Elevate your tasting experience with award-winning Wilderer craft spirits, stroll through our lush gardens, and indulge in authentic German-Italian cuisine at Ristorante Pappa Grappa. Here, every moment is transformed into a cherished memory, making it the ideal destination for an unforgettable family day out.
Wilderer at Spice Route Destination, Suider-Paarl:
Since January 2013, Wilderer has expanded its presence to the renowned Spice Route Destination, situated on a historic wine farm, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the beautiful rural setting with its magnificent vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and with fabled Table Mountain looming in the distance, is an integral part of the overall experience. Enjoy a diverse and flavourful selection of wood-fired, thin base pizzas (rated the best in the Winelands), flammkuchen, Eisbein, platters and much more while sipping on a Wilderer Gin & Tonic, glass of wine or beer on-tap at La Grapperia Pizza & Bistro. Situated right next-door to the renowned award-winning Wilderer Distillery. In 2022, Wilderer established Ristorante Pasta Pasta. You can pop in for a delicious breakfast with fresh juices and Paninis or enjoy an authentic Italian lunch experience, catering to all your pasta cravings.