Steeped in tradition, Monis has the longest established range of fortified wines in the industry and enjoys an unsurpassed reputation for quality. The string of awards we have garnered over the years bears witness to this.
Monis owes its name to Roberto Moni, an immigrant from Tuscany who established himself in Paarl in 1906. He started an import business called the Italian Warehouse where he traded in olive oil, cheese and wine whilst making his own range of natural and fortifi ed wines including a Marsala, a Moscato and a selection of sherries and ports in a cellar he purchased in
This proved to be such a success that he changed the name of his business to Monis Wineries Enterprise Ltd in 1921. By 1930, the Monis winery was well-established.
In 1956, Moni opened the new Monis cellars with its own private railway siding. That same year, Monis wines were amongst the first wines to be exported to France. As wine merchant and winemaker, Moni came full circle from wine importer to wine exporter. He stayed actively involved in the wine industry until his death in 1972.
1966 signalled a new era for Monis, when it was sold to the company that is known as Distell today.
The Monis Range inlcudes:
- Full Cream
- Medium Cream
- Pale Dry
- Vintage Port Wine
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Latest Monis Brand Activity
What’s the drink of choice this season? Those in the know say it’s Sherry! Enjoying an international revival, this versatile mixer has the young and young-at-heart flocking to stylish Sherry bars popping up all over cosmopolitan cities, from London and New York to Sydney and Tokyo.
On Valentine’s Day this year, why not create something romantic for the love of your life, which you can sip and savour together.
From Monday, 2 June to Sunday, 8 June, professionals and aficionados alike, from 19 countries on five continents, will share their passion for Sherry during International Sherry Week.
Sherry is back on the menu at swanky bars in London, New York, Cape Town and Johannesburg and is being shaken and stirred to hipster enthusiasm and approval.
In a show-stopping moment for the locally produced Méthod Cap Classique, Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs was crowned as the overall champion wine receiving the Vertex Award at the 2018 Veritas Awards.
Durbanville Hills Wines has launched The Tangram 2012 Red Blend of which only 1 659 bottles will be available, all numbered and issued with a certificate. The Tangram red blend will only be released in exceptional years.
Spend the official first day of winter on 21 June, with a luxurious red wine to beat the chill and the early setting-sun. Winter solstice, when the sun is at its northernmost position in the sky, is the shortest day of the year and Durbanville Hills’ reserve 2012 Rhinofields Merlot is a great way to turn a cold, gloomy evening into something special.
Share a lunch fit for a king at Durbanville Hills Wines this Father’s Day, 19 June, with your dad. Make him feel on top of the world with the breath-taking views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island visible from the double-volume restaurant.