In this state located in the deepest southwest of Africa with borders to South Africa, there is some viticulture, but it is limited by the average hot and dry climate. The biggest part of Namibia is located in the tropical summer rain area with irregular and oftenly heavy rainfalls between November and April. During the colonial period, missionaries planted vines and pressed wine. Today there are three businesses that deserve the name "winery". The "Kristall Kellerei" was founded by the German family Kluge in 1990, the year Namibia became independent. The winery is located in Omaruru northwest of the capital Windhoek. Colombard and Ruby Cabernet are cultivated here on a few hectares, the first harvest was in 1995.