Wilderer Dis­tillery was estab­lished by Mas­ter Dis­tiller, Hel­mut Wilderer, in Jan­u­ary 1995, as South Africa’s first pri­vate Grappa dis­tillery. Ini­tially sit­u­ated in Stel­len­bosch, Hel­mut moved his state– of– the art dis­tillery equip­ment to Paarl– Simondium in early 2000. Wilderer Estate, on the R45, has become not only the home of Hel­mut, but also the Home of Grappa and where his son, Chris­t­ian, has built up one of the winelands’ most pop­u­lar lit­tle restau­rants– “Ris­torante Pappa Grappa”.

In Jan­u­ary 2013, Wilderer opened a sec­ond Dis­tillery and restau­rant on the award win­ning Spice Route Des­ti­na­tion Farm in South­ern Paarl.

Hav­ing won over 50 inter­na­tional medals and awards, Mas­ter Dis­tiller Hel­mut Wilderer has cre­ated a prod­uct and a brand of choice for con­nois­seurs around to world.