Capaia Wines

Winery Star

Wine Leaders' Choice

Philadelphia, South Africa​

Capaia Wines is situated in the winegrowing region of Philadelphia, 30km north of Cape Town and 10km from the cool Atlantic Ocean. Philadelphia is a small village developed from a parish of the Dutch Reformed Church, and established in 1863.

Capaia was founded by Ingrid Baroness von Essen in 1997. From 1997 to 2002 the vines were planted, the winery erected and the installation of the wooden fermentation tanks took place. 2003 celebrated the first harvest of Capaia and to make this even more memorable, we received Wine Magazine’s 5 star award for this maiden vintage.

Capaia previously functioned as a wheat farm, offering well-rested soil in which vines had never previously been grown. Three slaty hills form a suntrap sheltered by the Koeberg hill, offering unobstructed views of Table Mountain. The southerly trade wind from the Arctic, provides good aeration, whilst its unique proximity to the ocean guarantees a temperate climate. The terroir and aspects (North, East, South, West facing) gives further dimension and more distinction to the grapes growing on the estate. Capaia’s terrain comprises 140 hectares, of which 60 hectares are under vine. The grape varieties are a 20/80 division between white (Sauvignon Blanc) and red (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot & Shiraz).

Year           1997

Country     South Africa

Address    Botterberg Road, Philadelphia 7304

Tel:            +27 21 972 1081     


Hours        Monday to Friday

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Certificate Of Excellence

The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.

It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.

Buyers, distributors, business partners and even travelers are more eager to contact awarded wineries to buy their wines and visit the winery. 

The certificate displays wineries name and relevant year, it can be shared on website, social media or used for promotional purposes. It is also possible to receive the framed version by post. 

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