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With fynbos gin no longer a stranger to gin lovers, infusing our favourite rooibos blends with gin was inevitable for Carmién Tea.

Carmién Rooibos Infused Gin is a modern, refreshing drink with a smooth triple distilled citrus gin base. Two handcrafted styles are available. Gin with a rooibos Citrus Chai infusion and a rooibos Vintage Floral infusion. Each a beautiful balance of gin and natural botanicals, providing a classic initial top note of juniper and citrus on the palate with a lingering undertone of chai or floral berry. Read more here


Bergendal Farm (translating to “mountain and valley”) is aptly named, and situated on the Paleisheuwel Plateau in Piekenierskloof.


What started as a family business 35 years ago has grown into a formidable company, thriving through successful partnerships with key international and empowerment stakeholders, our acquisition of farms, development of new generation orchards and the application of cutting edge, best practice technology.


Our story starts with our past. As an ever-expanding colony, the Dutch deployed their Piekeniers soldiers along the rocky kloof range, ensuring safe pass for all travelers. In light of a new era for South Africa, the Piekeniers no longer need to be guarded, and so we decided to disarm their 8 military poses, placing their efforts into more fruitful actions. The result is one wine with eight different labels – together, telling our story.