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Owners Andries & Marinda Blake have a commitment to quality and are passionate about crafting exceptional wines. They nurture their wines and create gems. This philosophy has led to naming their two flag ship blends after semi-precious stones – Tourmaline and Amethyst.

Blake Family Wines focus on top quality, family produced boutique wine from the sought after Swartland region. Andries knows the terroir very well, as he has been a wine maker in the Swartland area since 1995. This enables him to source top quality grapes from selected vineyards from the heart of the Swartland. The terroir has proven to be ideal for the cultivation of bush vine vineyards and for crafting exceptional wines.


Winemaker, Andries Blake is an acclaimed, seasoned winemaker with more than three decades of vintages under his belt. He has a proven track record as a winemaker of note. His wine making career kicked off under the legend, Dassie Smith of Rooiberg Winery, where he was wine maker for 6 years. He joined Swartland Winery for 19 vintages as Cellar Master before he had his maiden vintage in 2011 under his own brand. Andries prefer blends to single cultivar wines. “Blends is an art form where a wine maker can showcase flair and skill. Blended wines give you a much more complex wine as one can us the best qualities of different cultivars to create a superb wine’ says Andries.

Marinda Blake, with extensive experience in the wine industry is responsible for marketing and logistics. She spent her whole working career in various positions in the wine industry – Graham Beck Wines, De Wetshof Wine Estate, Bovlei Winery and Swartland Wine Route.

Wine is a lifestyle and the husband and wife duo embrace this type of life style. They are passionate about producing quality products bearing their name. They have all the building blocks – the experience, knowing the terroir extremely well, passion and the drive to create gems. They feel strong about building good long-term relationships with their customers and providing them with a product of excellent quality.



Cell: +27 (0)82 922 6162
Skype: marindablake.impromptu


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