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Quando is a family business, with brothers Fanus and Martin Bruwer as sixth generation descendants of the Bruére family, who settled here from France in the mid 1700's. The Quando Vineyards and Winery is situated between Robertson and Bonnievale, in the picturesque Robertson Valley, 150kms east of Cape Town. Here the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountains encompass the valley, and the Breede River runs through it.
Since 2001 they have fulfilled their desire to produce their own Sauvignon Blanc under the Quando label. “Friends had been asking us for years ‘when’ we would make our own wine”, commented Fanus. “When we finally did, we liked the quirkiness of the Latin allusion for the name after the famous song”.
Fanus is at home as the cellars' winemaker and marketer. Martin Looks after the vineyards and his wife runs the administration. The Quando trio of wines are grown and made on the farm and sold in good restaurants and wine shops throughout South Africa and the world.
Fanus and Martin officially took over from their parents, Irené and Ryda in 2004. "My dad's actually now doing what he wanted to do all his life – deep sea fishing for a living!" Fanus chuckles. "Retired now at the Southern Most tip of Africa he's still trying daily to catch the biggest fish around - and quite a few days he's succeeding!." The brothers share in the love of the sea and they are both keen scuba divers.