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Our Winemakers

Bernd PhilippiFrom the outset, wine-making at Mont du Toit has been under the inspirational guidance of the renowned German vintner, Bernd Philippi of Kallstadt in the Palatinate, Germany.

He was chosen as 1998 wine-maker of the year by Feinschmecker Weingourmet, and in 2005 won the award for making the best wine in Germany.

His vast international experience, stretching from British Columbia, over the Portuguese Douro region, Majorca and as far as China has gone into Mont du Toit's vineyard plantings, vineyard treatment, harvesting methods, cellar lay-out, cellar practices and wine handling. His trained and sensitive palate has been responsible for the soft, well-structured, balanced and elegant blends which are the hallmarks of Mont du Toit.

His skills have been carried over the South African team at Mont du Toit.

Tribute to Bernhard Breuer

Bernhard BreuerUntil his untimely death in 2004, Mont du Toit also enjoyed the counsel of Philippi's long-time associate, Bernhard Breuer, a legend amongst German vintners.

  • Mont du Toit is a producer of cult South African Mega Reds
    Daily Mail, London

  • This wonderfully flossy wine combines an impressive structure with rich, concentrated flavours
    The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, London

  • The Mont du Toit from South Africa is breathtaking, subtle and velvety
    Simon Hoggart, Wine Spectator, UK

  • Very complex but absolutely seamless, this is a beautiful wine and the one bottle I’d choose to exemplify the premise of this column. Sublime stuff.
    Michael Franz, Washington Post, USA

  • A quantum leap regarding wine needs to be mentioned. One of the most remarkable is Mont du Toit.
    Mario Scheuermann, The top wines of the world, Weincompass

  • And it paid off, with Mont du Toit wines achieving cult status in “Germany overnight..Or in Brillat-savarin speak, definitely better than sex...
    Neill Pendock, Sunday Times