The Giant Periwinkle

Pierre Rabie, already considered himself a “winemaker” at the tender age of 9.  His friends and partners, Karen van Helden and Robert Stelzner, were introduced to the wine when helping him with the bottling of his Giant Periwinkle wine many years ago.  The wine would later be served at their wedding.Pierre established The Giant Periwinkle from small beginnings in rented spaces and hand crafted labels to where it is – still a fledgling winery but with its own cellar, vineyards and brand new label. The home of the Giant Periwinkle can now be found at South Cape Vineyards  a small farm which still needs to grow into its name (previously Tolbos / Die Werf) near Baardskeerdersbos, a stone’s throw from Elim in the Cape Agulhas wine district.

Balance is everything, and we enjoy every moment we have put into establishing our little winery. We enjoy being creative and expressing ourselves while simultaneously ploughing back into the industry and community.

We are part of a new wave of winemakers that take bold risks to push the boundaries of flavour and quality with every bottle from start to finish. Our efforts pay off – we have seen great success at local wine festivals and boutique bottle stores.

  • In charge of vineyard management: Robert Stelzner and Karen van Helden
  • Name of Company contact: Pierre Rabie
  • Telephone: +27 0824 658350
  • Website:
  • Address:

    The Giant Periwinkle
    Portion 7 of Farm 213
    Western Cape

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From Elim in the South Cape wine district Pierre Jaques Rabie

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