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Milestones

1735
Johann (Jan) Hermann Lategan arrives in the Cape as soldier of the VOC

1743
Jan Lategan purchases Het Doolhof in the Wamakers Valley

1797
Lady Anne Barnard visits the Lategan family

1844
Benjamin Lategan acquires Bastiaanskloof that would later become Bergsig

1853
Planting of the firs vineyards on Bergsig

1910
Building of the “new” winery at Bergsig

1959
Prop Lategan took over Bergsig

1977
Bergsig demarcated as an Estate by the Wine & Spirit Board

1979
Bergsig Cabernet Sauvignon the 1st red wine in the Breede River Valley to receive a “Superior” accreditation by the Wine & Spirit Board

1990
“Alle Uber Weine” magazine judge Bergsig Pinotage as best New World Wine

1992
De Wet Lategan take over responsibilities as Winemaker

1994
Export of first wine to Heritage Wines and Direct Wines (Laithwaites) in the UK

1999
Building of new bottling line and barrel maturation cellar

2002
Start supplying Woolworths in South Africa

2005
Opening of Bergsig Bistro

2005/2007
Breedekloof Winemaker of the Year 2007 Empowering employees in land reform project

2010
Bergsig becomes the first wine supplier to receive a “Farming for the Future” accreditation from Woolworths

2013
Bergsig Icarus2010 nominated as “Best SA Red wine” at Mundus Vini

2014
Bergsig Icarus 2013 awarded 4½ stars by the Platter’s Wine Guide 2014