Kobus Basson

Managing Director & Owner
Kleine Zalze Wines
In 2013 Kobus Basson became the sole owner of Kleine Zalze and to this day he is actively involved in the day-to-day management of the business in his role as Managing Director of Kleine Zalze.

In 2013 Kobus Basson became the sole owner of Kleine Zalze and to this day he is actively involved in the day-to-day management of the business in his role as Managing Director of Kleine Zalze.

Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the family-owned Kleine Zalze winery has a winemaking tradition dating back to 1695. Historically, winemaking took place on a small scale, so when Kobus Basson and his family purchased the property in 1996, he ensured that its soils were scientifically evaluated and replanted according to the specific terroir characteristics and potential.

Continuous investment over the last 15 years has seen the winery evolve into one of the most awarded in Stellenbosch in recent years.