A collaboration between two winemakers, Douglas Mylrea and Paul Hoogwerf, who attended both high school and university together. After studying winemaking in Stellenbosch, they went on their separate journeys, gaining experience in cellars and vineyards around the world.
Many vintages passed before a series of fortunate events led their paths to cross once again. It was at this meeting, where they discovered, in each other, a shared passion and philosophy towards their craft, and together co-founded their young wine company.
Derived from the Dutch term for moonlight, Maanschijn is now an artisanal wine production situated inside a heritage building and below a tall mountain peak – the Maanschynkop. It is within its walls that the duo ferment low intervention wine from vineyards in the cooler Walker Bay wine district. There, they strive to craft, with their homemade equipment, distinctively fresh and uniquely South African wine.