It all began in 1791; a journey of discovery with the love of winemaking at heart. Philippus Wolvaart, a man of courage and vision, bought the farm that lay between the Berg and Palmiet rivers for 5600 guilder. Hand in hand with his wife, Margaretha, they nurtured the land and built a strong foundation on which the success of Nederburg was to flourish. Nederburg is the most awarded winery in South Africa and has won more prizes, trophies, medals and awards than any other wine producer. In 2011, Nederburg was named the Winery of the Year by the Platter's Wine Guide. Nederburg is also the former winner of the South African producer of the year at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. In its own country, Nederburg was twice declared the most successful winery on the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.