Lavo Wines originates from the name Lerato. Lerato is a South Africa name which means love. Lavo Wines is about pleasure, enjoyment, and connecting people around the world.
At the helm of this operation is Lerato Pretorius a loving wife, mother and entrepreneur. She has long carried the desire to create something that speaks of who she is as a person and one of those projects is Lavo Wines. She combined her love for wine with the desire to create generational wealth and her brainchild took a life of its own. Her goal is not only to create a product that will bring joy to those who buy it, but her intention is to create opportunities for others to establish themselves and in turn create opportunities for others.
Lavo Wines are produced with love in Wellington at a vineyard called De Slange Rivier, founded by a French Huguenot named Louis Fourie in 1699. Our commitment to fuse excellence with satisfaction is uncompromised. The unfailing quality of the brand and its unconventional style gives it a solid stance in the wine market.
Lavo Wines’ commitment to fuse excellence with satisfaction is unquestionable as they are driven by a deep sense of passion and love. Lavo Wines’ wines have been created from love, to be enjoyed with love, from the grapes to creating love in a glass. From the grapes to glass, they take careful steps through each and every step of the wine making process.
The area that produces Lavo Wines’ grapes covers more than 1 200 hectares, with vineyards planted according to a long-established market orientated cultivation program. The vineyards are situated in an area where millions of years ago, glacial activity especially from the Karoo left rich geological deposits which created the unique and fertile soil types of the area.
The farm boasts Karoo soils and stone terraces which are suited for the production of quality wines. For quality control purposes, selection blocks are chosen to allow for the identification of the highest quality grapes, which are then harvested together in special selection tanks. The Cellar has been specially designed to enable these grapes to be received and processed separately. Exposure to the wines from every different block and interaction ensure that these cultivars take its rightful place in the market in the future
Lavo Wines’ winemaker, has been handcrafting the Linton Park portfolio since 2007. Their knowledge in making wine started in the USA and visiting Australia and has assisted them in winning numerous wine accolades to establish the company as a leading winemaker.
The farm itself covers 294 hectares of which 100 hectares are planted with noble varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Pinotage, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of Groenberg, over 500m high, where temperatures are very much cooler.