Small parcels. Specialisation
Established in 2003, our finite production is dedicated to the crafting of fine Cape wines. Our philosophy is not simply to make great wines, but to harness the flavours and complexities of both varietal and 'terroir'. Provenance and sense of place are all.
Richard Hilton Vineyards specialises in the production of Viognier and Syrah – two Rhône varietals that are perfectly suited to the Cape Atlantic / 'Mediterranean’ climate.
We continually evolve by introducing new wines as and when outstanding quality is discovered and unearthed.
Coronavirus Lockdown - April 2020
Richard tasting the Emperor Probus Viognier 2016
Wine & I
Born and bred in England, Richard’s path in wine began in France after completing his Diplôme D’Études Française at L’Université Stendhal in Grenoble, when he was apprenticed at Louis Latour, followed by experience at Olivier Leflaive, Domaine Jacques Prieur and a Diplôme en Commercialisation des Vins et de leurs Derivés at the Lycée Viticole, in Beaune, Burgundy.
Following a magical 6 years in France, in 1996 he moved to the Cape of South Africa where his journey continued at Longridge Winery, Darling Cellars and Dominion Wine Company, before establishing Richard Hilton Vineyards in 2003.
“Wine is one of the most civilised things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection.
It offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”