About The Wine Press

What We Do

At Wine Press, we strive to bring you the highest quality wine available - personalized. We start with a list of award-winning, sommelier and wine expert-tasted wines, and pair it with a custom wine label designed by you to create your own brand - your very own personalized wine. We are a wine farm without the waiting period, we are winemakers that make what you want instead of what we think you want. We bottle at a price, be it high- or low-end and develop a brand that suits your needs. We then design and print your label and maintain continuity through a well-established network of wine producers and farms.

We take our wine seriously at Wine Press. While the competition is bottling mass produced wine they make themselves, we take the time to travel to the vineyards you already know and love to source our wines from the most popular regions in South Africa. We not only source the wines, but we also bottle and label it in order to develop a house brand in accordance with our client’s price and style. Before our wines make it onto our list they are blind tasted by a panel of sommeliers to ensure they are nothing short of great. By putting our wine through such rigorous tests, we ensure that even the most meticulous wine connoisseur can find a wine they love.

The Wine Press Journey

As the son of restaurateurs, Roy Bowler grew up around excellent food and wine. After travelling the world he decided to follow in his parent’s footsteps and study wine in London. It was after he returned to the Mother City in 2010, and was working as a sommelier at La Combe, that he created the first draft of the concept that would grow to become the Wine Press.

In 2013 Roy invited his next door neighbour, Peter Tuplin, over for one of their many braais together. Anyone who has experienced Roy’s cooking knows that an invitation to dinner is going to involve a gourmet meal paired with at least 3 different wines. It was over steak and Halloumi salad that Roy told Peter about the new business he was starting. Peter wanted in, and after chatting with a few business partner back in London, and adding some finishing touches to his concept, the Wine Press was born. Samantha Obery joined the team in 2014 to polish the business operations and bring the Wine Press to what it is today, a company that brings amazing, sommelier-rated wine to everyone’s table.

How we sell our wine

The Wine Press aims to bring affordable, high quality wine to everyone in South Africa and beyond. Whether you are looking for just a case to enjoy at home, or a tank to export to India, the Wine Press is the company for you.

We have a selection of 6 popular grape varietals that are bottles and always available for purchase, no minimum order required. For those looking for larger orders, or a particular flavour profile, the Wine Press will contact their network of farmers to find the perfect wine. All wine selected by the Wine Press is blind tasted by sommeliers and is accompanied by a vin lab report to ensure its quality.

How We Choose Our Wine

The wine stocked by Wine Press is drawn from bulk or overrun wines from local vineyards through our network of winemakers and consultants in the industry who give us access to a large selection of available product.

We make a selection of these wines based on taste criteria. These samples are also verified by lab work to ensure they are of high quality.

About Wine Press

At Wine Press, we strive to bring you the highest quality wine available - personalized. We start with a list of award-winning, sommelier and wine expert-tasted wines, and pair it with a custom wine label designed by you to create your own brand - your very own...

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