Welcome to the
Spice Route Winery

The new age of the Swartland commenced in 1997 when Charles Back stumbled across an old Tobacco farm, Klein Amoskuil, with a peculiar vineyard of Sauvignon Blanc – later to be discovered as the oldest in the country – just West of his native Paarl. Bewildered by its quality in a region better known for its wheat and rolling fynbos hills, the potential was obvious, so Charles set forth to acquire the farm and study its soils and extreme climate.

Hence Spice Route Winery was born. Digging up soils to understand the geological patchwork which would be the foundation of this viticultural frontier, transforming old tobacco sheds into a small winery, tailored to the intense style of wine which the old Klein Amoskuil farm would produce.