Our roots run deep
The Leenders Story
A farmer by trade, he was soon to be appointed as Head Gardener at the VOC’s Company’s Gardens (Kompanje’s Tuine). In this historic garden where fresh produce was cultivated for passing ships, some of the first vineyards in South Africa were also grown. Wijnand Leenders (from Bezuidenhout) soon became known as Wijnand Bezuidenhout, one of the first vine growers and winemakers at the southern tip of Africa.
Today, centuries later, his legacy is honoured by a new generation of Bezuidenhout-family winemakers.
The Bezuidenhout family is a direct lineage of Leenders.
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