We have been distilling since 1844

We make the finest liquor from the highest quality of fruits

Our History

Marthinus Gerhardus Schoeman, born 9 October 1813, moved from Oudtshoorn where he transported grapes and copper distilling kettles to the Transvaal. The very same copper distilling kettles being used today to distil Schoemanati’s products. Marthinus’s son, Gideon Petrus, was born during The Great Trek on 13 September 1846. Marthinus and his family established themselves on the Nooitgedacht farm in Schoemansdrift. The first grapes in the old Transvaal were planted on Nooitgedacht and Marthinus was well known for his “wittetjies”.

Today Schoemanati has received more than 916 medals at the National Mampoer Championships, and has been crowned ten times the National Mampoer Champion. In 2017 and 2018, Schoemanati was awarded the National Witblits Champion.

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AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

1994

National Mampoer Champion

1995

National Witblits Champion

2001

National Mampoer Champion

2003

National Mampoer Champion

2012

National Mampoer Champion

2014

National Mampoer Champion

2015

National Mampoer Champion

2016

National Mampoer Champion

2017

National Mampoer Champion – Dawie

2017

National Witblits Champion – Boet

2018

National Mampoer Champion

2018

National Witblits Champion

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LATEST NEWS

In 2016 we travelled to China to assess the advancement of Schoemanti in the overseas market. It was stated that the mampoer was one of the best “white liquor” they have ever tasted.
In June 2017 Schoemanati received the following astounding awards and the National Mampoer Championship Competition:

  • National Mampoer Champion – Dawie Schoeman
  • National Witblits Champion – Boet Schoeman
  • Best Traditional Medicine Trophy – Martie Schoeman
  • Class Winner for the best Anise Liqueur – Martie Schoeman
  • Most points in the Overall Classes Trophy – Schoemanati
  • Schoemanati received 116 medals: 9 Double Gold, 26 Gold, 57 Silver and 24 Bronze
  • Ossewa Prize for the best contribution towards the distilling community – Moses, employee of Schoemanati
As a result of Schoemanati’s sound performance at the National Mampoer Championship Competitions, various articles has been placed in the media as well as an appearance on the hit show Kwêla on kykNET. Schoemanati aims to participate in the New York International Spirit Competition in 2018

In 2018 Schoemanati received the following awards and the National Mampoer Championship Competition:

  • National Mampoer Champion – Boet Schoeman
  • National Witblits Champion – Boet Schoeman
  • Best Witblits without alcohol – Boet Schoeman
  • Most points in all the Classes – Boet & Martie Schoeman
  • Most points for Liqueurs – Martie Schoeman
  • Best Shooter (Sour Base) – Martie Schoeman
  • Best Fig Mampoer – Dawie Schoeman
  • Best Alternative Product – Elsie Schoeman
  • Ossewa Prize for the best contribution towards the distilling community – Moses, employee of Schoemanati
In 2018 Schoemanati will be competing in the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Competition