Pinot Noir Méthode Cap Classique


EST. 2009

Dainty Bess is a Pinot Noir Méthode Cap Classique, South Africa's unique take on bottled fermented sparkling wine.

The project originally started in 2009 when Naas and Jenny Ferreira made a bubbly from a small vineyard planted at Klein Optenhorst, their beautiful home in Wellington. The wine was named after the property.

After 29 years, they decided to sell the farm and move to Montagu and their youngest daughter Jane Ferreira-Eedes resolved to continue producing the wine as it holds many memories of special occasions at the family home, the name now changed to Dainty Bess, one of Jenny's favourite rose types.

The Name

Dainty Bess - Hybrid Tea Rose

A five-petalled creamy pink with showy burgundy stamens - remarkable in that stamens in roses are usually yellow or gold. Fragrant, freely flowering throughout summer and autumn. Dark green leathery foliage on a bush about a metre tall and wide.

The Wine

Attractive salmon pink in colour. Raspberry fruit, light yeasty aromas and a hint of spice on the nose. The palate is very elegant with a fine mousse and fresh acidity.

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Dainty Bess Rose

Dainty Bess- Hybrid Tea Rose


A copy of a famous Verrocchio statue in a shady part of the garden at Klein Optenhorst


One of the mixed border's featuring a collection of many different species of Salvia. (Sage)

Dainty Bess roses and Statue

The entrance to the garden at Klein Optenhorst


My children, Zoe and Eliza with their little cousin, Maya.

Garden Border

The immaculate front lawn at Klein Optenhorst.

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Contact Us

You can keep up to date with our progress, and learn more about our bubbly by following @DaintyBessMCC on Twitter and Dainty Bess on Facebook. To place an order you can contact Jane on 083 324 6855 or fill in your email address and desired quantity below and we'll get onto it right away. Please note that we have limited stock - only 150 cases are available as from February 2017.

Jane Ferreira-Eedes