As any wine lover would attest to, not all wines are created equal. The realm of boutique wines caters to those wine lovers who take their enjoyment of wine seriously, and who delight in the wonderful flavours and aromas that a skilled boutique winemaker is able to create. Welcome to the world of Mitre's Edge Wine Estate.
Family-owned and managed boutique winery, Mitre’s Edge, is nestled at the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain, between Paarl and Stellenbosch. It is in this beautiful setting that winemaker Lola Nicholls, assisted by husband Bernard, focuses on producing relatively smaller quantities of high-quality, award-winning wines.
In 1999 Bernard and Lola took over the farm from Lola’s father, Martin Hunting, who had farmed there since 1969. Bernard threw caution to the wind and changed his career from mechanical engineer to wine farmer.
Lola’s passion for Bordeaux wines led to the replanting of the old Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards with newer clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Shiraz was also planted, and to complement their wine list with white wines, some Chenin Blanc and Viognier vines were also planted.
Our viticultural consultant is Danie Kritzinger from Agrimotion, and our vineyards are personally cared for by Bertus de Clerk and his expert team. This skilled attentiveness extends into the cellar, where our wines are hand-crafted by Lola, ensuring that every vintage is memorable and of an impeccable standard.
Our Cape Georgian-styled manor house represents the ideal, serene retreat where small functions and wine tastings may be held, while our private wine cellar exudes an old-world charm – a fantastic setting in which to sample some of Mitre’s Edges’ finest creations. In addition to an exquisite wine tasting experience, our winery offers elegant accommodation for four people in its guest house.
Our emblem is comprised of the following elements:
The mitre’s shape emerges majestically out of the surrounding landscape, symbolizing the vineyard’s ample harvest and our Creators lavish provision. The rolling hills are reflected in the swirling shapes on either side of the mitre.
The central cornucopian shape reveals the constant, abundant flow of wine. The scroll shapes represent tendrils, binding the mitre together and symbolizing strength..
We believe it to be a positive, modern and elegant crest, drawing on centuries of winemaking tradition and biblical history.
Bernard Nicholls – Farming and General Management
Lola Nicholls – Winemaking
Danie Kritzinger – Viticulturist
Bertus de Clerk – Vineyard Management
Tanja Beutler – Marketing and Consulting
Karin de Beer – Marketing and Sales
Issac Ntshweza – Cellar Hand and Foreman
Bernard and Lola warmly invite you to visit Mitre’s Edge to experience superb wines and gracious hospitality in the heart of the Western Cape’s stunning wine lands.