Harley Wines was established in 2012 when David Sonnenberg, the owner of Diemersfontein Wines and Nigel Harley, a sometime resident of the Estate, decided that the discerning UK buyer of South African wine would like to know more of the history and philosophy behind the product they are buying. That same year they recruited Sam Hellyer and sent him to South Africa to get to know the producers, whose wine he would be selling. While in South Africa we tried wines from many different producers and had an overwhelming interest. But to keep the portfolio balanced and manageable we struck up a deal with Zandvliet and Weltervrede wineries, both are over 100 years old and represent a very different style to Diemersfontein. Together they demonstrate the extremely diverse range of wines that can be made in South Africa.