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Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery

Large commercial winery and the fifth largest wine-growing group in the world, based in the town of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Its origins are linked to one of the most interesting personalities in South African viticulture - William Charles Winshaw (alias Oubaas Winshaw), born in Kentucky in 1871. In his youth he was a gold-digger, Texasranger and gambler, then studied medicine and came to South Africa as a supervisor of a mule transport. During the Boer War he was a military hospital doctor and then began to work in viticulture. In 1924 he bought the Oude Libertas Farm and in 1935 he founded Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery, where he remained active until old age. Through numerous mergers, the Multi grew into an empire. The top wineries Nederburg and Plaisir de Merle in the Paarl wine district, bought in 1966, are also part of this empire. In addition to their own production, wines are bought and marketed by cooperatives and private wineries. In addition, own brands are also produced. The top line is "Zonnebloem" (sunflower) with varietal wines from many varieties. KWV owns 60% of Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery together with the Rembrandt Group as a joint stock company.

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