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LIVIA acquires traditional winery in South Africa

Media Release – 20.04.2015
Cultivated wine area rises to over 100 ha including the recently acquired winery Schloss Frankenberg

LIVIA Group is proud to announce that it has acquired one of the oldest and largest vineyards in the Stellenbosch region / South Africa. The Group is now managing two major independent wineries including castle Frankenberg, which was only acquired in September 2014.

The winery "Vergenoegd" includes a total area of 160 ha and can look back on a long tradition of wine cultivation dating back to the late 17th. The famous and often visited manor, the adjacent farm buildings and the famous “slave bell” were adjoined in the 18th century. Next to the properties relating to the cultivation of wine, the winery comprises a restaurant, a retail shop and private lake with about 2 acres of water.

Vergenoegd exclusively produces red wines from Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz on approximately 70 ha of land. All wines are developed, matured and bottled in-house. The output amounts to approximately 500,000 litres per year. For several consecutive years, the wines have been selected by the renowned wine guide “Best Value Wine Guide” and distinguished with top ratings. Vergenoegd it one of the top qualitative producers in the Stellenbosch region.

In 2014, Livia had acquired the historic winery castle Frankenberg in the Steigerwald region, which produces mainly white wines on more than 30 ha. Currently all formerly outsourced operations such as cultivation and bottling are insourced and relocated to the historical premises of castle Frankenberg.

With the two wineries combined, LIVIA’s cultivated area is now exceeding 100ha.

Please visit the Vergenoegd’s web site for further information. www.vergenoegd.co.za