Kevin and Kelly, the dynamic duo of Houtbosch are partners in both life and business.
They are the perfect embodiment of passion, drive and ambition.
Originally from Cape Town, Kevin later moved to the UK where he was a
professional musician for 11 years. However, his heart always stayed behind in
South Africa. Kelly was born in Hampstead, London and also worked in the
music industry. The two of them moved back to South Africa when the
opportunity presented itself and George has always been the place they wanted
to call home.
“Kelly and I spent two full years tasting every wine in the country, going from
tasting room to tasting room, until we found the type of wine we wanted to
produce, and learned a lot about wine along the way. We eventually knew what
types of wine we wanted to produce and the region that it should come from.
This was a great two years of wine adventuring, learning and lots and lots of
Houtbosch offers a wide variety of divine platters, pairings, craft beer and one-of-a-kind wine varietals.
The majority of our wines are grown at vineyards, situated on the foot heels and peaks of the breathtaking Outeniqua Mountains overlooking George. These vineyards are approximately 9 km from the ocean, with a variety of sand stone soils and a cold climate.
Two of our wines are grown from vineyards situated in the scenic town of Calitzdorp, an hour and a half away from George, with Gamka River soil and fertile Gamka sandy loam soils.