Our history

Overhex Wines is your gateway to the South African Winelands.

Since 2006 the Overhex Wines family has been introducing you to the best of the Cape Winelands. If we’ve proven anything during this time, it’s that nothing is impossible when it’s approached with passion, commitment and ingenuity.

When owner and executive chairman Gerhard van der Wath founded Overhex Wines in 2006, he decided that basing the business within easy reach of the Elgin Valley, Stellenbosch and the Swartland would give Overhex Wines the competitive advantage of easy access to top-quality vineyards and some of the best grapes in the region. From these small beginnings and Gerhard’s vision, Overhex Wines fostered long-lasting relationships with top growers, and is now proudly one of the top 10 exporters by volume, and the 5th largest exporter of bottled South African wine.

About us

Overhex Wines is a proudly South African, family-owned company.
We offer smart, innovative solutions to global wine trends that are inspired by our diverse and colourful country.

Quality is always our top priority. Our portfolio of core brands are reflections of the terroirs, tastes and winemaking styles that make the Cape Winelands truly unique in the world of wine. Our agile team creatively crafts wines that exceed our client’s expectations, because we listen, learn and deliver on time and on brief. This ethos is the bedrock of our brands, and illustrates how we approach each challenge that we tackle. Our Buyer’s Own Brands (BOBs) are wines that we tailor-make just for you, based on careful consultation and strategising to make sure we get it right the first time.

It’s this recipe for success that has delivered our wines to more than 45 countries all over the world. Our Balance range was not only the top-selling South African wine in China in 2018/19, but also the 3rd most favoured brand in Switzerland.

With our wealth of experience, meticulous attention to detail and valued relationships with growers, we’re best placed to give you exactly what you want when you want it.

Our values

Overhex Wines makes award-winning wines for local and international markets by standing out from the crowd.

We know that it’s only possible to do this by embracing global winemaking trends, treating our clients like family and working with only the finest growers that the South African Winelands has to offer. Meeting local and global standards for wine production and sustainability is important to us. Overhex Wines is proudly Fairtrade certified and Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accredited, so you know working conditions are based on international standards. Our wines are produced under the Integrated Production of Wine guidelines (IPW), meaning every drop of Overhex Wine is environmentally friendly. Our success story has been built on our shared values of respect for our craft and the people we work with.

Meet our team

The Overhex Wines team is passionate about the work they do. Everyone has an important part to play in the Overhex Wines story, and we’re always looking to expand our family by including new, vibrant talent with the kind of magic we need to craft new product offerings and expand our story into undiscovered markets.
  • Gerhard van der Wath

  • Gert van Wyk
    Managing Director

  • Stephan van As
    Commercial Director

  • Ben Snyman
    Head Winemaker

  • Pierre Wahl
    Cellar Master - Survivor Wines

  • Lise Ewins
    Sales and Marketing Director

  • Willie Malan
    Cellar Master

  • Ingrid Theron
    Financial Manager

  • Maryke van der Linden
    Quality Control Manager

  • Rencia Uys
    Operational Manager

  • Sunette Gresse
    Logistics Manager

  • Moné Visser
    Production Manager


Wine region

South Africa’s reputation for award-winning wine is well recorded.

It is the 8th largest wine producer and 14th largest grape producer in the world.

The Overhex Wines portfolio embodies distinctive identities that are the result of sourcing our grapes from our partner growers throughout the Cape Winelands, including growers in the renowned Stellenbosch and Swartland regions. This remarkable part of South Africa has developed a well-deserved global reputation for fine quality wine that is also diverse in its appeal. Our winemakers are part of the process from start to finish, ensuring consistent, high calibre wine.

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