Catherine Marshall Wines

Catherine Marshall Wines

“When we started on our wine journey from humble origins in 1997, we have always held the view that we intended to produce a range of unique wines of excellence and, above all, have fun doing it. As custodians of such an ancient craft, a balanced, holistic, creative and respectful approach reflect harmony and character in our wines.”

2021 Tim Atkin Scores

2021 Tim Atkin Scores

The annual Cape Wine Report from Tim Atkin is always a highlight on our winery’s calendar and we are thrilled, as always, to be awarded gold (95 points) for our 2020 Finite Elements Pinot Noir and for the first time, a gold (95 points)

for our fabulous 2020 Chenin in Clay. We are also very pleased with the 93 point accolades for the Pinot Noir on Clay and Sandstone as well as the 2020 Riesling

The aptly named Barefoot Winery trading as Catherine Marshall Wines has long outgrown its humble origins to become a legendary institution and exporting to a number of markets world- wide.



Friday: 10:30 – 16:30

Saturday: 10:30 – 16:30

Sunday: 10:30 – 16:30

*During the week by appointment only


What began as a festive three-barrel foot stomp event attended by a handful of friends on a south peninsula beach in 1996, produced a very palatable Syrah, and saw the founding in 1997 of the first true micro-winery in the Western Cape with Pinot Noir the focus.

The aptly named Barefoot Wine Company trading as Catherine Marshall Wines has long outgrown its humble origins to become a legendary institution and exporting to most wine consumer destinations world- wide.

After scouring vineyards throughout the Western Cape, the decision was made in 2007 to source all grapes from cool climate Elgin and to craft both red and white wines with a fresh, bright and aromatic profile.

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Cathy heads up vineyard selection, wine production, marketing and sales whilst Greg Mitchell supports the behind- the- scenes business side of the Company. Jonathan Oxenham, Cathy’s son helps in the cellar during the harvest season.

The grapes destined for the range are selected from reputable growers in the Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde Valleys, Stellenbosch and Swartland. The range includes Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Grenache and a Merlot/ Cabernet Franc blend.

Catherine Marshall Wines is the first eponymous range in South Africa to be released by a woman winemaker.

Photo credited to David Silverman