The Lategan Family’s roots in the South African winelands began in 1735 when Johann Hermann Lategan settled in the Wamakers Valley near the current Bergsig Estate. In 1843 Willem Hendrik Lategan moved to Bergsig. Seven generations later, the proud tradition continues.
Bergsig has been in the family for more than 170 years. The Bergsig ethos is, “future generations are the inheritors of this estate and therefore sustainable farming methods are priority.”
The motto that “wine that doesn’t cost the earth” resounds within the family.
Van Billmerich na Breërivier: A historical interpretation of the Lategan Family by A.J. Maree is available at Bergsig Estate.