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Swerwer Wines by JC Wickens

Swerwer Wines by JC Wickens

Swartland, South Africa

Swerwer Wines - JC Wickens


South Africa



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Jasper Wickens

FARMING Practices


The History

“Swerwer” - is a name which describes the lives of many young winemakers chasing the vintages across the globe. Established in 2012 by winemaker Jasper Wickens, the Swerwer wines reflect the true character of the Paardeberg in the Swartland, South Africa.

Jasper Wickens's journey in the wine industry began at Zevenwacht Wine Estate and led to a degree from Stellenbosch University. His wine-making philosophy transformed after working with Adi Badenhorst in the Swartland, shifting from high-tech methods to a more hands-on, natural approach. This change marked the start of his love for traditional, low-intervention winemaking.

The Philosophy

Wickens's experience expanded internationally, working

in regions like Priorat, Spain, and Roussillon, France, embracing old vineyards, natural winemaking, and biodynamic practices. These experiences heavily influenced his approach and philosophy in winemaking, fostering a desire for organic and biodynamic farming.

The creation of Swerwer Wines is the culmination of Wickens's global experiences and philosophies, focusing on natural methods and sustainable farming. Settling in Swartland, he has developed a distinctive identity for Swerwer Wines, emphasizing old vine Chenin Blanc and new vineyard plantings, symbolizing growth and a commitment to future generations.


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JC Wickens

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