The farm which would later become Zonnebloem wine estate was established in 1692. As soon as Marie Furter (South Africa’s first female wine producer) took over in 1940, Zonnebloem, meaning sunflower, went from strength to strength. Her success dominated the Cape Wine Show and she won trophies for three consecutive years. When Marie’s brother took over in 1943, the awards and trophies continued to roll in and in 1947 the Cabernet Sauvignon was selected for the visit of the British Royal Family. Today, Zonnebloem have a relatively young but experienced and enthusiastic team of winemakers, working with modern technology and the latest techniques.