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Discover Wine Gems

Welcome fellow Wine Lover
We invite you to join us on a wonderful journey, Discover Wine Gems.
What a fabulous life we have chosen, to live and work in this awe inspiring part of the Western Cape. Such a privilege to be doing so, as a mother & daughter team. Some might argue that spending time searching out and tasting wines does not actually qualify as “work”. However, we take our mission of finding absolute (wine) gems very seriously. It is a plus to love your work! 

I was born in the Cape and suspect that my parents used a wine cork instead of a dummy to pacify me when necessary. Geena chose to study Oenology at Stellenbosch University, where her marvellous gift has been revealed: a sensitive nose and superb palate. She has already achieved her Level 3 Sommelier qualification through the global Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

Our journey of discovery begins in the Swartland, from vineyards touched by sea breezes, to those, which are never irrigated and still others on mountain slopes. With skilled hands and courage, unique wines are created, the wine gems we would love to share with you.

Our Wine Gems cannot be bought off the supermarket shelf. The wines in our portfolio are introduced during personalised wine tasting events, allowing the wines to gently reveal themselves. If you would like to embark on a Discover Wine Gems journey, find new favourites or simply add to your collection, please contact us to book your personalised wine tasting.

We look forward to pouring you a glass.

Desireé and Geena

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Desiree Whiting
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