The philosophy of CVD is to create wines in a classic style by making use of modern production techniques.

Christopher van Dieren was born in Belgian and strives to include his European roots in the foundation of his wine creations.

He studied winemaking in Bordeaux and has worked as a winemaker for three decades in South Africa, including 17 years at Cloof Wine Estate.

Part of the sales proceeds are used to finance the Is’thatha Dance project, an award-winning African contemporary dance group, comprising of young artists from disadvantaged backgrounds.