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The Joubert family has farmed on Lanquedoc outside Riversdale since the 1900’s.

Our French Hugenot heritage is affirmed as our great grandparents were born to different Joubert families, both with roots in France.

Initially several farms were bought in the area with the main purpose being grain production and sheep farming, however, our love of viticulture runs in our blood as we have also cultivated vineyards on each Joubert farm since.

In 1971 Jan-Hendrik Joubert, Sr. bought the farm Uitkyk. His son, Fanie, took over the management in 2000.

Fanie added Dassieklip in 2001, home today to Baleia’s vineyards and olives groves. In 2010 Jan-Hendrik Jr. took over from his father, Fanie.