About Cape Wine Exporters
In 1995 the Gabb family entered the South African wine industry with Western Wines.
From 1995-2006, Western Wines controlled 50% of total South African wine exports having also created and built the Kumala brand.
Following the sale of Western Wines to Vincor/Constellation in 2006 the family have focussed on developing Journeys End (SA) and MGM Mondo del Vino (Italy).
In February 2016, following a strong and successful history of grocery supply, Cape Wine Exporters was launched by Rollo Gabb and Ben Jordaan (ex head winemaker of Kumala).
Our focus is to provide quality bespoke bulk solutions to our customers across the world.
Ben Jordaan started working with the Gabb family in 2000 as head winemaker for Kumala.
Following the sale of Kumala to Vincor/Constellation (now Accolade Wines) in 2006, Ben remained at the helm of the brand running all winemaking and procurement of some 2 million 9-litre cases annually.
With 17 years of high volume winemaking and procurement experience behind him, Ben re-joined the Gabb family to launch Cape Wine Exporters in 2017 as a Director of the business.
Rollo has been working with Cape Wine Exporters since its conception.
He joined the wine industry in 1997, and having gained experience working vintages at Wirra Wirra in Australia and Highfield in New Zealand, joined Western Wines in 1998.
He spent eight years selling wine to major multiples and retailers and has additional experience of the on-trade, as founding partner of London’s successful Barrafina, Quo Vadis and El Pastor restaurants.