Damascene Winery

The DAMASCENE founders were united by three passions; the pursuit of excellence, a spirit of discovery, and the desire to preserve nature through sustainable agriculture. Wine entrepreneur David Curl (the former owner of Chateau Gaby in Canon-Fronsac) had begun discussions with winemaker Jean Smit about his involvement in Moya Meaker wines; an Elgin-based winery focussing on premium cool-climate Burgundy cultivars.

But after many long conversations about life, the meaning of quality, and the philosophical search for what wine should be (rather than what it is) they were both convinced that their collaboration would not end there. Within six months, Damascene was conceived; a series of wines that would tell the story, not of their owners, or marketing trends, but of the very vineyards themselves.



Jean Smit
Start Date:
3 July 2020

Website Design

Features Included?

Fully Responsive

We designed a fully responsive and mobile friendly website to ensure the site displays properly on all devices.

User Interface Design

User interface design is often one of the most challenging aspects when we create something unique, yet simplistic.

User Experience Design

We pair images that complement each other and use white space to create clean and focused content areas.

WordPress CMS & Theme

Premium themes combined with the WordPress CMS allow us to create high-end websites at low cost.

Stock Photos

We use elements.envato.com to provide every website with premium photos and graphics at no extra cost to the client.

Ongoing Support

We make small changes and edits for free and we keep the site security plugins updated to ensure it remains secure.

Online Shopping Feature

WooCommerce is a full-service eCommerce solution and is designed to seamlessly integrate with WordPress.

Custom eCommerce Theme

Beautifully designed shop themes give your visitors a great experience and inspires trust with the business.

Payment Gateway

Customers can make online credit card or instant EFT payments using the secure PayFast Payment Gateway.