De Doornkraal's Aan't Vette Wine Estate established its vineyard in 2008. The vineyard consists of a single block Syrah (Shiraz) cultivar that has consistently produced award-winning wines. The Aan’t Vette Wine Estate's vineyard stretches to the banks of the Vette River bordering it.
After establishing the vineyard in 2008, the Aan't Vette Wine Estate produced its first wine (Blanc de Noir) in 2011. Since then the Aan't Vette wines have won many awards, and won over numerous wine experts and wine lovers.
A biodiversity strategy is strictly followed, by utilising environmentally friendly farming practices that enhances the suitability of the vineyard as a habitat for biodiversity. Viticulture practices that have negative impacts on biodiversity are completely avoided. No pesticides or herbicides are allowed in the proximity of the Wine Estate. Only organic substances are used in spraying.
The 150-year-old barn, with its almost one-metre-thick clay walls and 7-metre-high roof, was transformed into a modern winery. The old barn, now air-conditioned, also serves as a cellar where the oak barrels for the ageing of the red wine are stored.
In contrast to the old barn, the wine-producing technology is state of the art. The fermentation and storage tanks are manufactured from high-quality austenitic stainless steel and equipped with dimple cooling jackets to control the wine-making process optimally. All visible external tank surfaces are circle polished.
During the 1800's the current owner's great-grandfather and grandfather farmed in the Langstraat (Lower Long Street on Google) area of Riversdale. Their wine farm was called "De Wingerdt", which is Dutch for "The Vineyard".