Welcome to Frater Family Wines
Tradition and family
Quality and time
TRADITION AND VALUES
De Zoete Inval, meaning a ‘sweet falling’ is a family winery with a big reputation for doing things our own way! The Frater Family arrived in South Africa from the lowlands of Scotland in 1878 and settled on the historical De Zoete Inval Estate in the Paarl Valley.
Frater Family Wines is the epitome of family wine farming, and each grape and wine is harvested and made in honour of a member of the Frater family. Today Winemaker John-Robert Frater and his wife Eulalia still reside on the estate with their three children: Adrian, Connor and Elizabeth.
John Robert Frater is the 5th generation winemaker on De Zoete Inval Estate.
The original wine cellar was built 115 years ago on De Zoete Inval Estate
The year John Robert replanted all the infected vines with the goal of producing new generation wines.