made by our family to be enjoyed by yours

The family


About us

About us

BESTER is a limited range of elegantly crafted Swartland wines developed by Zakkie Bester, a well-known wine personality who, as proud Swartlander, can trace his roots back to his ancestor Andreas Bester who settled in Malmesbury in the 1700s.

These days Zakkie and his wife Sandra live in Riebeek Kasteel, with outposts in Cape Town and Malmesbury, where their children design roads and bridges, dictate fashion trends and fix people's spelling mistakes respectively. The clan has also acquired two strapping sons-in-law and the first member of the next generation joined the party with great fanfare in 2015.

BESTER wines are made for uncomplicated enjoyment. So, do as the Besters do - pour a glass, sit back and enjoy life's more blissful moments.


Contact us

Zakkie Bester (Owner/Winemaker): 082 805 5586 /

Sandra Bester (Owner/Marketing & Sales): 084 626 0668 /

Zakkie Bester (Owner/Winemaker): 082 805 5586 /

Sandra Bester (Owner/Marketing & Sales): 084 626 0668 /

Liquor outlets

Caroline's Fine Wine Cellar

Ground Floor, Matador Centre

62 Strand Street, Cape Town

Tel: 021 419 8984



Sunset Beach Wines

Ocean Way, Sunset Beach, Cape Town

Tel: 021 551 1563


Druiwetros, Malmesbury

5 Hill Street, Malmesbury, 7299

Tel: 022 482 3858



Superspar, Malmesbury

1 Dirkie Uys St, Malmesbury

Tel: 022 482 1147 


Pick ‘n Pay, Riebeek Kasteel

30 Sarel Celliers St, Riebeek Kasteel

Tel: 022 448 1217


MyChefs, Malmesbury

26 Piet Retief street (R45), Malmesbury

Tel: 073 372 8879



Pontac Manor, Paarl

Zion St, Paarl

Tel: 021 872 0445


Kasteelberg Country Inn, Riebeek Kasteel

13 Fontein St, Riebeek Kasteel

Tel: 022 4481 110


One Wine Bar & Bistro, Riebeek Kasteel

1 Royal Street, Riebeek Kasteel

Tel: 022 100 0250


The Alchemist, Riebeek Kasteel

Short Street

Tel: 083 290 7990

Mama Cucina, Riebeek Kasteel

20 Sarel Cilliers Street, Malmesbury

Tel: 022 4481 676


Pleasant Pheasant, Riebeek West

R311, Riebeek West

Tel: 022 461 2170