The name Arabella was chosen as a word play on the beautiful Arabian horses, which grace its verdant pastures. Stephen de Wet and son Jamie are both very keen endurance riders. Jamie received his national colours in 2004. Arabella is a complete family business in which every family member is passionately involved.
At present we have about 200 hectares of vineyards. Our main varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay. Arabella is a new venture established on land which has been in the De Wet family since the 1860's. As the vineyards had been etablished many years previously, it was assured that top quality wines would be produced at Arabella. A new cellar, bottling hall and tasting room was built at the beginning of 2006 and the first vinatge from the cellar was produced in 2007. Arabella got off to an auspicious start when the Arabella Shiraz 2007 won a double gold at the Michelangelo International Wine Challenge.
It is the family's desire to establish the Arabella brand by giving our customers the very best quality at the very best price possible. But just good quality is not enough - we want our customers to have a special experience when drinking Arabella wines.