About Us

small family-run business

Hogan wines was started in 2014 and is a small, family-run business with Jocelyn Hogan Wilson as winemaker. We make our wines in the beautiful Banhoek Valley and source our grapes from various regions of the Western Cape, selecting vineyards suited in terms of climate and soil to the varietals we make. We looked for older vines which tell the story of the vintage through their well-established root systems, gnarled trunks and lower yields. Through our close relationships with the farmers, we continually work to gain an understanding of the nuances of each vineyard, an understanding we feel is pivotal to making good wine.

The Winemaker

Jocelyn Hogan Wilson

Having a keen interest in botany, soil, wine, and the outdoors, Jocelyn enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch in 2001 to study a BSc degree in Viticulture & Oenology. After seven years of working for various wineries in the Cape and overseas, she decided to team up with her family (the Hogans and the Wilsons) to start Hogan Wines. Jocelyn’s responsibilities include local and international marketing. She’s passionate about South African old vines and aims to produce elegant, site-specific wines through minimal intervention and gentle handling. She resides on Dwarsriviershoek Farm in the Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch with her husband, Nicholas Wilson and their two children. They farm proteas, plums, pears and apples.

“Jocelyn’s wines are as impactful as their maker is unassuming;
powerful whites & graceful, perfumed reds.
She has a deliberateness in her approach and an eye for detail
that is reflected in her wines.
Single-minded, classy, and quality-focused.”

David Clarke, Ex Animo Wine Company.