Although not intentionally award driven, there is no denying the status of this tiny family owned Durbanville cellar. Strategically Nitida is following a very traditional but personalised approach to making wine. In line with their brand honesty, they don’t try to be clever or practice contrived marketing jargon. They pick by hand, allowing them to leave the less perfect bunches for the soil to enrich itself – and before pressing, again sort the individual grapes by hand.

“We completely believe that beautiful wines come from day to day thoughtful management in the vineyards.” Their bottom line is that, to be part of the Nitida family, requires commitment, passion and a desire to be involved. The punch through system, while automated, was designed by the engineer in Bernhard to closely emulate a traditional hand-punch method. Of course, they do use modern technology for pressing and pumping, but always seek out the gentlest methods.

Nitida Sauvignon Blanc 

A dazzling dance of nectarine, pawpaw and pink fleshy guava envelops your palate as hints of orange orchid and white pepper spice swoops in for the finale. The zesty citrus and floral notes inspire a pairing of pan seared scallops, served with lemon caper sauce.

Cultivar: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Nitida The Wild Child 

True to its name – The Wild Child plays with a fun montage of white peach and dehydrated strawberry flavours, ending with blackcurrant lingering on the finish. Floral aromas entice your senses. Each sip awakens a hint of toasted tobacco leaves, making it the perfect pairing to a Thai Green Curry or Moroccan spiced risotto.

Cultivar: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Nitida Golden Orb 

Spring in a bottle – The garden fresh aromas make you long for a picnic on a sunny Sunday afternoon, with a basket packed with sweet ClemenGold and fresh pawpaw. Hints of cashew nuts and juicy white pear are some of the many layers you’ll discover, leaving you craving a pecan pie to pair.

Cultivar: 100% Sauvignon Blanc


Nitida Riesling 

A classic in a bottle – Early, ripe pickings of our Riesling capture the last remaining days of Summer and create a mosaic of perfectly balanced stone fruit, minerals and perfumed rose water. Clusters of jasmine dance around granadilla cordial at your candle lit dinner, an ideal partner for a spicy Indian Butter Chicken Curry for two.

Cultivar: 100% Rhine Riesling

(not to be confused with Cape Riesling, also called Crouchen Blanc)

Nitida Sémillon 

Vibrantly fresh fruit aromas entice your senses as you’re introduced to sweet and crispy honeycomb on your palate. Hints of oak are present on the nose, yet leaves you searching for it amongst the dance of mango and capsicum notes, adding to your ever-growing curiosity to discover the hidden layers of this full mouthfeel. Find yourself craving peaches and cream dessert whilst savouring a glass of our Semillon.

Cultivar: 100% Sémillon

Nitida Coronata Integration 

A white blend celebrating a marriage of barrel fermented Semillon and fresh tank Sauvignon Blanc before evolving for a year in wood. Impressions of crispy apricots, creamy amarula & showy flambé pancakes with chai spice make you hanker for Gran’s Sunday roast pork and crackling.

Cultivar: 50% Semillon, 50% Sauvignon Blanc

Nitida Pinot Noir 

A jubilee of strawberries, liquorice and flambé cherries makes this berry dream unforgettable. Paired with a baked courgette and wild mushroom risotto that is best enjoyed on a winter’s evening in front of a crackling fire.

Cultivar: 100% Pinot Noir

Nitida Merlot 

Notes of mulberry elude you as the first sip reveals the sweet taste of strawberries. The red berry flavours gradually evolve into a dark, rich plum with hints of spearmint making a subtle appearance. The fine velvety tannins envelop your palate, leaving you with a lingering aftertaste that sparks romantic flavours of dark chocolate and vanilla essence. Longs to be paired with an Ostrich steak and roasted wild mushrooms on the side.

Cultivar: 100% Merlot

Nitida Cabernet Sauvignon 

Dark fruit aromas tantalize your senses as you’re met with sumptuous dark plum and blueberry on the palate, complemented by notes of tobacco leaves. Flavours of mulberry take you back to childhood days of climbing a mulberry tree to pick the gems they offer. The earthy character on the palate is true to that of a cabernet sauvignon from Durbanville.

Cultivar: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Nitida Calligraphy 

One of a kind – Baked cherries, blueberries and slight cherry tomato honour classic blends of the season. A tall dark soul with touches of cheeky red fruit suggests a pan-seared sirloin.

Cultivar: 32% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot


Nitida The Matriarch

A golden jewel in an ocean of apple juice, green strawberries and orange blossom. Surprising with characteristics of a bushel of apples prepared ten different ways. Freshly baked apple crumble and notes of jasmine welcomes a summer concert and New Orleans oysters.

Cultivar: 50% Pinot Noir; 50% Chardonnay

Nitida The Grande Matriarch 

A grand meet-cute. Strawberry syrup and ruby grapefruit waltz hand-in-hand through a red fruit grove. Rose petals and flakes of potpourri shimmer in shades of rose gold. Picture perfect with slivers of ostrich carpaccio and a view overlooking flickering city lights.

Cultivar: 100% Pinot Noir