Bernard Fontanna


Origin Wines

Born in 1967 in, Valais, Vétroz, the French part of Switzerland.

After completing my study at the ETHZ in Zurich, as engineer in Agronomy, I went, in 1993, to South Africa to oversee the development of a wine farm.

In 2002, I started my own wine company Origin Wine, in Stellenbosch.

Over the year, Origin Wine, has become the leader in South African wines export, selling and distributing wines in 28 countries, with a fully vertical integrated set up in Stellenbosch from vineyards, under “Le Grand Domaine” to our own bottling plant.

In 2004, I started a similar venture in Argentina with Mendoza Vineyards. Mendoza Vineyards is now a leading premium brand on the US market.

In 2016 we acquired “Finca la Anita” a pristine estate in Alto Agrelo

Origin Wine is, now, a truly global wine company, a lean, customer centric, dynamic, young and innovative company which offers our client an end to end to solutions for their wine requirements, from private labels to our premium brands.

Bernard  Fontanna