About Anchor Oenology

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The Anchor Oenology Business Unit is situated in the Western Cape, the heart of the South African Winelands. We are a dedicated technical and sales team servicing the majority of the wine producing cellars in the following areas: Olifants River, Swartland, Tulbagh, Darling, Durbanville, Constantia, Cape Peninsula, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Breedekloof, Worcester, Overberg, Elgin, Walker Bay, Cape Agulhas, Robertson, Klein Karoo and the Northern Cape. We pride ourselves on being a manufacturer and distributor of leading new world wine ingredients.

1974

Anchor Yeast, a proudly South African company, produces the first experimental wine yeast.

1975

We provide the South African wine industry with the first commercially produced Anchor wine yeast.

1991

We create the world’s first commercialised hybrid wine yeast Anchor VIN 13. The pioneering of a hybrid wine yeast, together with our unique ball-shaped yeast, make a bold statement.

1997

We wanted to share the South African success story of Anchor Yeast with the world and start exporting active dried wine yeast.

2008

The first company in the world to launch yeast blends Anchor Alchemy I and II, to enhance wine aroma based on the metabolic interactions between specific yeast strains.

2010

We create the world’s first Saccharomyces paradoxus/cerevisiae interspecies hybrid with the launch of Exotics MOSAIC.

We increase our international footprint with the creation of Oenobrands, a joint venture between Anchor Yeast and DSM Food Specialties. Oenobrands, based in Montpellier in France, distributes the Anchor brand across the world.

We launch the world’s first blend of bacteria for malolactic fermentation with the launch of Duet AROM, followed by Duet SOFT.

2016

We launch the yeast blends Alchemy III and IV for red wine production.

2018

We create the world’s first Saccharomyces cerevisiae/cariocanus interspecies hybrid with the launch of Exotics NOVELLO.

Anchor Oenology is the leading new world wine brand in the world. We underpin this statement by constantly being a leader when it comes to innovation, world firsts and pioneering inventions. Anchor Oenology is renowned for making history in the world wide wine industry and is currently being distributed on five continents and in 35 countries around the world.

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