Edgebaston Wines

David Finlayson, Wine Maker / Owner Edgebaston

David qualified as a winemaker at Elsenburg Agricultural college in Stellenbosch as Dux student and then proceeded to travel the world gaining winemaking experience at first in Australia (Peter Lehmann Wines) and then in France at the world renowned Chateau Margaux.

“Our range of wines is made to reflect the personality and winemaking philosophy of the Stellenbosch region and of the Finlayson family.”
The Finlayson Family

The Finlayson family is synonymous with modern era winemaking in the Cape region.

Three generations of Finlayson’s have played an important role in the Cape’s modern wine industry.

Dr Maurice Finlayson, a pathologist originally from Inverness in Scotland started the family wine business at Hartenberg farm in Stellenbosch.

It was here that his son Walter started his career that would take him on to Blaauwklippen where he twice won the award of „South African winemaker of the year“.

Walter then started and built up Glen Carlou in Paarl and was joined by his son David in 1994.

David qualified as a winemaker at Elsenburg Agricultural college in Stellenbosch as Dux student and then proceeded to travel the world gaining winemaking experience at first in Australia (Peter Lehmann Wines) and then in France at the world renowned Chateau Margaux.

In 2004, having sold Glen Carlou, David bought the farm Woodlands, a portion of the original Edgebaston farm, which is situated near the fringes of the town on the slopes of the Simonsberg facing North East through to South East.

It was decided to rename the farm and wines to Edgebaston as this was the area in England that his mother was born and raised in.

David oversees the daily management of the vines and winemaking with a direct hands-on approach.