Wilderer is South Africa’s first and most awarded craft distillery and host to two authentic German-Italian restaurants.

Wilderer was established by Master Distiller Helmut Wilderer in Stellenboch in January 1995 and enjoys the distinction of being South Africa’s very first state-of-the-art private grappa distillery. Our founder, Helmut Wilderer, sadly passed away in December 2016.
Today, his son, Christian, together with Kobus Pretorius (director of restaurants) and Johan Monnig (director of distilleries), continue to build on Helmut’s legacy. Together with their teams, they follow Helmut’s never-ending pursuit of producing some of the finest spirits in the world, with the restaurants balancing exceptional quality, service, atmosphere and value, while serving their guests the unique tastes of authentic German and Italian country fare.