The name Compagnies Wijn stems from the historical Verenigde Oost Indiese Compagnie (Dutch East India Company) who started an outpost in 1699 in the beautiful Tulbagh Valley.
The wines are produced on the farm Oude Compagnies Post, formally the outpost of the Dutch East India Company.
Owner Jerry Swanepoel and his wife, Henriette, are both lawyers practicing as an advocate and attorney respectively. They both practiced law in Cape Town but decided 23 years ago to raise their children in the country. Their youngest son, Dirk now qualified as winemaker and viticulturist and after a stint in Sonoma California as winemaker now started his first harvest on the family farm in 2018.