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Journey's End

The winery was founded in 1995 by Roger Gabb, who was originally from Shropshire. He was the founder and chairman of Western Wines which were established in 1980, and went on to become the UK's largest branded supplier of South African wines. Roger in fact was the brains behind the successful Kumala brand. When Western Wines were sold to Constellation Brands in 2006, Roger focused on the family's Journey's End estate, with Roger's son Rollo becoming Managing Director in 2007, whilst Roger remains Chairman. The estate is located in Stellenbosch nestled between the Schapenberg hills and False Bay. They are environmentally, sustainably and socially aware and have WEITA (Wine & Agricultural Ethical Trade Association) and IPW (Integrated Production of Wine) accreditation. They converted to solar power in 2014 (only the second winery in South Africa to do so), and became fully Fairtrade certified in 2017. The Journey's End vineyards are planted on 350 million year old decomposed granite soils. This Schapenberg terroir is one of the most prestigious in South Africa and has started to draw comparisons with some of the best Bordeaux has to offer, with some exceptional wines being produced. It is a premier cool climate site, where the south-easterly “Cape Doctor” wind keeps the grapes healthy. They take a minimum intervention approach in the cellar with judicious use of oak to fully express their unique terroir, and let the fruit shine through. They are one of Stellenbosch's top wineries and produce an impressive portfolio of wines, which offer something for every occasion.