built on strong European wine making principles and traditions.


Wheatfield Wines is a family owned company specialising in the procurement of quality grapes to be vinified, as well as the purchase of finished top quality selected wines which we blend to create our own specific styles  – we bottle and label these specially produced/selected wines under our own brands. This approach of vinification guarantees us ongoing quality and consistency. The French wine industry refers to this style of company, “Negociant Eleveur”

Jan & Jacques du Preez on a promotion trip in the Netherlands.


Managing Director & Head of production

Jan has more than 45 years experience in the local and international wine industries. He Started his winemaking career at The Bergkelder in Stellenbosch and has since made wine at numerous well known wine estates in the Cape. Jan’s winemaking career has taken him to Germany in the Baden and Rheingau regions, as well as the Napa Valley in California. As a result of Jan’s extensive experience and knowledge both locally and internationally, he was appointed to establish several well known South African wine brands in the European market. Since 1996 Jan is committed to building his own brands both locally and Internationally.

Jacques du Preez

Director – Technical adviser/Winemaker

Jacques studied viticulture at Elsenburg College in Stellenbosch and after a few years working in the wine industry in South Africa, he decided to further his studies in Germany. Jacques graduated at the Weinsberg Institute of Oenology and Viticulture in 2010. Since 2010, Jacques has established himself as a successful winemaker and manager of one of the most prestigious wine establishments in Germany. During this period he was crowned with 95 points for a Barrel aged Pinot Noir and followed that up with 92 points for a MCC produced from Stellenbosch Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Since 2020 Jacques is the proud owner of a boutique sparkling wine cellar in Germany.  Jacques is a Director of Wheatfield Wines and a technical advisor on grape selections, winemaking in general and red wine maturation practices. Jacques’ contribution gives Wheatfield Wines an interesting international flair.