about us

Travelling back some hundreds of years, the French Huguenot’s discovered that the terroir of the Franschhoek wine valley was the ideal platform for growing high quality grapes, to ultimately produce fine wines. This is why the farm, now known as  ALLÉE BLEUE , was established back in 1690.

Much happened over the subsequent 300 years, with ALLÉE BLEUE eventually being brought back to life with great dedication and attention to detail by Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin , his late wife Elke and daughter Antje .The result is a fascinating combination of typical South African farming tradition, contemporary lifestyle, art and nature. The family have owned ALLÉE BLEUE since 1999, introducing a new passion to the land, which is now home to vineyards that produce some of the world’s most outstanding and award winning wines.

The Family Dauphin have had a long time love for South Africa and it’s people for more than 30 years now. Their family name has French roots and with the late Mrs Elke Dauphin’s family history in winemaking , a wine farm named ALLÉE BLEUE, in the Franschhoek valley, seemed to be a perfect fit.

Allee Bleue MCC Brut and Brut Rose new
Allee Bleue MCC Brut and Brut Rose new
Allee Bleue MCC Brut and Brut Rose new

Meet the team

Gavin Blignaut
General Manager

Douw Willemse 
Farm Manager

Van Zyl Du Toit
Winemaker

Carol Maggs
Sales and
Marketing manager

Melissa Olivier 
Financial Manager

Winemaking team

Finance team

Kitchen team

Front of house team

Herbs packaging team

Herb production team