The Mullineux Story
Mullineux is the Swartland winery of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.
Having worked several vintages at wineries in France, South Africa and California, Chris & Andrea chose to settle in the Swartland region of the Western Cape Winelands , firmly believing that the ancient granite and schist based terroirs and old vineyards of this region have the potential to produce truly great wine.
Within a very short time the winery established itself as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and on the international front. By 2023 the winery had received over fifty 5-star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as being awarded Platter’s Winery of the Year an unprecedented five times in 2023, 2020, 2019, 2016 and 2014.
In addition, Andrea was named Wine Enthusiast’s 2016 International Winemaker of the Year and in 2016 Chris & Andrea were Tim Atkin’s South African Winemakers of the Year.
The name Mullineux originates from ‘Watermill’ in French, which is represented by the millstone emblem as part of the design of the Mullineux Swartland logo. This further links Mullineux to the Swartland, which is known as the ‘bread-basket’ of South Africa due to its beautiful wheat fields.