Hogan wines was started in 2014 and is a small, family-run business with Jocelyn Hogan Wilson as winemaker. They make wines in the beautiful Banhoek Valley and source our grapes from various regions of the Western Cape, selecting vineyards suited in terms of climate and soil to the varietals they make. They looked for older vines which tell the story of the vintage through their well-established root systems, gnarled trunks and lower yields. Through thwer close relationships with the farmers, they continually work to gain an understanding of the nuances of each vineyard, an understanding we feel is pivotal to making good wine.
Having a keen interest in botany, soil, wine, and the outdoors, Jocelyn enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch in 2001 to study a BSc degree in Viticulture & Oenology. After seven years of working for various wineries in the Cape and overseas, she decided to team up with her family (the Hogans and the Wilsons) to start Hogan Wines. Jocelyn’s responsibilities include local and international marketing. She’s passionate about South African old vines and aims to produce elegant, site-specific wines through minimal intervention and gentle handling. She resides on Dwarsriviershoek Farm in the Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch with her husband, Nicholas Wilson and their two children. They farm proteas, plums, pears and apples.