Newton Johnson Vineyards is owned and managed by the Newton Johnson family. The farm is based in the upper Hemel en Aarde Valley near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half’s drive out of Cape Town. This is a popular tourist destination, famous for some of the most spectacular land-based whale watching in the world lush indigenous fynbos, a floral kingdom, home to 1500 species and exclusive to the Cape, mountain walks and bike trails.

Led by Dave, a Cape Wine Master with a thesis on Pinot Noir, and his wife, Felicity (nee Newton), the Newton Johnson family moved to the Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley in 1995, built a cellar and started planting vines shortly thereafter. This enthusiasm for wine and Pinot noir in particular, was passed on to and eagerly adopted by his sons, Bevan and Gordon. They in turn have taken this family cellar and vineyards to new heights in exploring the nuances of this grape and their vineyards.


The wines of the Family Vineyards are the select combination of vineyard parcels that make, in Newton Jonson's eyes, the best, more distinct and intriguing wines that represent their fram.

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2018

Illuminating quality, powerful yet precise and energetic. Green lime, chalk and allspice give ornate lift to the richer, riper lime, yuzu citrus and headier spices. Grape tannin buttresses the vibrant citrus flavour, lengthened by the bright acidity in to a resonating, dry and granular finish.

Cultivar: 100% Chardonnay


Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

Lasting evolution deepening into lavish concentration. A vintage of energy with bustling spicy notes and graphite framing the red currant and cranberry fruit, that channels in to austere blackberry and tertiary, wet forest aromas. Tannic tension spans the linear palate, dilated in the middle with plump black fruit, which tapers to a long, savoury finish.

Cultivar: 100% Pinot Noir


Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Granum 2016

Glowing and luxuriant. Sophisticated black and red fruits mark the superabundance of this epic red vintage. Graphite, fennel seed, warm spice and freshly turned earth render finer detail. Intricate tannin structure, fine and powdery to assertive grip, restrain the rich flavour in to a long and savoury finish.

Cultivar: 88% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre


Newton Johnson shares engaging relationships with a few growers in their area. Here you find a few specialities of their own, including a few more from the vineyards of Newton Johnson itself.

Newton Johnson Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Heady array of ripe fruits and fine florals. Yellow grapefruit, braced with riper citrus, are buoyed with wafty lime blossoms and an edge of bitter lemon peel. Generous texture, succulent up front, narrowing to a prolonged, grainy finish of crushed stones and grape tannin.

Cultivar: 93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7%Semillon




Newton Johnson Albariño 2019

On the nose, citrus, peach, floral perfume and just a hint of yeasty complexity while the palate has excellent fruit concentration, bright acidity and a salty finish – just packed with flavour.

Cultivar: 100% Albariño




Newton Johnson Resonance 2017

Texture is of prime importance in our whites and Semillon forms the broader framework of this particular blend. Newton Johnsons intention is to produce a wine that is pure, finely textured, and not overtly oaky.

Cultivar: 80% Sauvignon Blanc; 20% Semillon


Newton Johnson Southend Chardonnay 2018

Crisp and articulate. A potent aura of ripe limes and lime peel, brightened with ginger and almost jasmine-like florality. Compact fruit core in the mouth with honeydew succulence. The clean acidity holds throughout the palate in to the powdery, dry finish.

Cultivar: 100% Chardonnay



Newton Johnson Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2018

Exuberant and scented berry fruit flavour classic to the Hemel-en-Aarde area is found in this wine sourced from vineyards on the lower slopes. Youthful acidity and grippy texture form respectively from our cool Atlantic-influenced climate and granite soil.

Cultivar: 100% Pinot Noir

Newton Johnson Full Stop Rock 2018

This wine is how we define this jagged landscape on the bottom slopes of Newton Johnson. Robust vines like Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, thrive in this type of rocky soil. We were encouraged to discover bright and invigorating wines with compact black fruit, spice, perfume, and sophisticated tannins.

Cultivar: 75% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre

For Felicite, it started with pursuing to make the best dry rosé in time for crayfish season, and ended with sharing why the essentials of some Burgundy varieties provide some of the most fulfilling wine experiences.

Newton Johnson Felicite Rosé 2018

Fresh pomegranate and cherries aromas with a touch of spice. Crunchy palate, delightful fruit sweetness, and juicy acidity to finish.

Cultivar: 95% Shiraz, 5% Sauvignon Blanc

Newton Johnson Felicite Chardonnay 2020

Steely aromas of fresh lime and the soft, fruity nuance of peach blossoms. Sumptuous texture in the mouth, integrating bracing acidity in to a refreshing finish.

Cultivar: 100% Chardonnay

Newton Johnson Felicite Pinot Noir 2017

Radiant red fruit of ripe cherries broadening into deeper blueberry and currants, perked up with rich baking spices. The palate is structured with fine, salivating tannins balanced with plump and silky red fruit flavour.

Cultivar: 100% Pinot Noir