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Villiera Wines Monro Brut Sparkling 2015

Bold and toasty. Marine elements on the palate. 87 Points, Toni Paterson MW


Medium straw, fine bead. Opens with aromas of grilled nuts and toast. Round and fresh with good intensity. 92 Points, Andrea Pritzker MW


Toasty, marzipan, bruised fruit aromas. Tangy palate with developed fruits, lacy textures and fresh acidity. 87 Points, Andrew Caillard MW



Villiera Wines – Where it all started

Cousins Jeff and Simon Grier started the family-owned Villiera Wines outside Stellenbosch in 1983 and embarked on an extensive replanting of classic and local varietals.

Cathy Brewer (née Grier) later joined the family team to head up the sales, marketing and export divisions. The introduction of hi-tech cellar facilities for the production of still wines as well as Cap Classique combined with a unique wine business philosophy has seen Villiera developing into one of the largest private wineries in the country.

The Villiera Vineyards

The Villiera vineyards have been run by Simon Grier since 1983 (ably assisted by vineyard managers Christie Franse and Wayne Daniels) and are approximately 170 hectares in extent. Yields are a conservative 8 tons per hectare to ensure fruit quality.The varieties planted in the vineyards are 50% red and 50% white. The wines produced are 40% Cap Classique, 30% red and 30% white.

At Villiera, productivity is of utmost importance. Our new pruning techniques taught to the pruning team by Italian company Simonit and Sirch has greatly improved productivity of the vineyard team and uniformity, longevity and quality of the vines.

Numerous environmental considerations factor into finding the perfect balance between agricultural production and environmental conservation. There is ongoing emphasis on sustainability and on reducing our present and future carbon footprint.

Villiera is a certified member of the Old Vine project and the vineyards are IPW certified.