Who We Are

All that is left is one of the millstones housed on the grounds of a local school. Although the undertaking has passed into oblivion, the name Windmeul has remained, and was the one adopted when a co-operative wine cellar was established in the area in 1944.

Originally a group of export grape farmers thought of forming a co-operative cellar to vinify the portion of the crop that was not suitable for table use. Since these farmers were not in position to deliver the minimum of 1500 tons required to set up a co-operative, several wine farmers were invited to join them.

The Windmeul Co-Operative Wine cellars was registered on September 4th 1944 with the twenty-three founder members undertaking to deliver a combined total of 1700 tons of grapes. The following year a tender for building a cellar was accepted at R15 700 and the 1946 crop was the first to be pressed at Windmeul.

The Windmeul cellar centre is situated on the northern slopes of the Paarl mountain in the heart of the Paarl winelands. Just 10 minutes from Paarl and Wellington and a 45 minute freeway drive from Cape Town. Windmeul offers excellent wine tasting, function and special event facilities, with traditional country warmth and hospitality.