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Restless River

The rebel wines of Restless River

Restless River Wines are hand crafted by the Wessels family on their farm, Klein Hemel, in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, next door to the coastal village of Hermanus in the Western Cape, South Africa.

With our vines planted in 1999, Klein Hemel farm has some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

At Restless River, we do things differently, and mostly by hand. Probably more like the way things were done before mass production. It takes a long time to make wine this way, so we can’t produce more than a few thousand bottles. But this love and care results in special, somewhat rebellious wines that have their own distinctive personality and character, shaped each year by that particular vintage.

Wine Types

Red, White

Wine Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay


  • Winemaker: Craig Wessels

Trading Hours

Current Status:

  • Monday to Sunday: By Appointment
  • Public Holidays: By Appointment
  • Religious Holidays: Closed

Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.


Wine sales

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Wine tasting

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Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.

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