CDS Vintec Welcomes You
- Act with Courage (We embrace entrepreneurship)
- Deal with Honour (We support Ethical Business, Social Responsibility & Mutual Respect)
- Achieve humility (We nurture the values of Effective teamwork & Leadership by example)
Our origins can be traced back to 1905 when C De Solla Agencies (CDS) was formed as a trading company. While involvement in the Cape wine industry first took place in 1946, it became a priority in 1972 when Darryl Simpson joined his father in the business. In 1993, Peter Peck, a qualified winemaker who grew up on a Stellenbosch wine farm, acquired equity and today still holds the position of Sales Director. Relocation to Paarl took place in 2001 and in 2006 synergy was sought by merging with a competitor (VINTEC) owned by the HG Moolenaar Group and in so doing CDSVINTEC was formed in 2006.
In 2013 the Moolenaar Group wanted to focus on their existing core businesses and Darryl Simpson was planning his retirement after 41 years, thus creating the opportunity for new shareholders to purchase their respective shareholdings. Paul Boutinot (UK based wine business entrepreneur and founder /previous owner of the BOUTINOT Wine Group - one of the largest privately owned wine businesses in the UK) and Jean du Toit, (previously the MD of various wine industry companies including Paarl Valley Bottling Company, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, False Bay Vineyards/Waterkloof Wine Estate and Boland Cellar) became the new shareholders.
Paul currently acts as non-executive director/chairman/strategic consultant while Jean took over as MD and Peter Peck stayed on as Sales Director and shareholder.