About Orange River Cellars


Orange River Cellars were established on 23 December 1965, with Upington Cellars harvesting wine grapes for the first time in 1968.

Since the early seventies, the wine production activities have been extended significantly with the addition of cellars at Groblershoop, Grootdrink, Kakamas, and Keimoes.

Grape juice production is managed from a seperate, specialised facility at Kanoneiland, and is also done at the wineries of Grootdrink and Kakamas.

The Orange River and the Kalahari Desert bound Upington, the biggest town in the warm, dry northwestern Cape. This is also the main office of the Orange River Wine Cellars, the largest wine cooperative in South Africa and in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the second largest in the world, according to the amount of tons harvested.