We have been distilling since 1844

Schoemanati craft a truly unique product using the old traditional methode, making it one of a kind. We distill the finest quality Mampoer and Witblits without adding sugar or yeast during the femantation process. We make the finest liquor from the highest quality of fruits. Our product is entirely natural with no additives.

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 1022 medals at the National Mampoer Championships, and has been crowned eleven times the National Mampoer Champion. In 2018 and 2019, Schoemanati received 2 Gold and 1 Silver medal at the International Michael Angelo Competition.

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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

1 Gold 1 Silver at Michael Angelo International Competition

2018

1 Gold at Michael Angelo International Competition

2019

Dawie Schoeman crowned National Mampoer Champion

2020

Covid 19 no competitions

2021

Covid 19 no competitions

2022

Dawie Schoeman crowned National Mampoer Champion

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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.

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 won 1 Gold (Peach Mampoer) and 1 Silver (Hannepoot Witblits) in the International Michael Angelo Competition.

After the competitions in 2018, Boet Schoeman decided not to compete in the National competitions any longer, but rather leave it up to his fellow Schoeman family members to step up and shine.

In 2019 Schoemanati received the following awards:

  • Gold medal at International Micheal Angelo Copetition -Dragon Fruit Mampoer
  • National Mampoer Champion – Dawie Schoeman
  • Best Ginger Liqueur – Elsie Schoeman
  • Best Cherry Liqueur – Elsie Schoeman
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  • Best Alternative Liqueur (Pear Caramel) – Elsie Schoeman
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  • Best Pitfruit Liqueur – Martie Schoeman
  • Most points for Liqueurs – Martie Schoeman
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In 2022 Schoemanati received the following awards at the National Mampoer Championship Competition:

  • National Mampoer Champion – Dawie Schoeman
  • Best Peach Mampoer trophy – Dawie Schoeman
  • Best Apricot Mampoer trophy – Dawie Schoeman
  • Best Appel Mampoer trophy – Boet Schoeman
  • Best other Mampoer trophy – Boet Schoeman
  • Most points in the Overall classes trophy – Boet Schoeman
  • Best Natural liqueur trophy – Boet Schoeman
  • Class Winner and Double Gold for the best 10-year-old figs liqueur – Boet Schoeman
  • Class Winner and Double Gold for the best Chilli liqueur – Boet Schoeman
  • Best other product trophy – Ella Hall (Dawie Schoeman mother in law)
  • Best other traditional Mampoer trophy – Ella Hall ( Dawie Schoeman mother in law)
  • Class winner and Double Gold for the best Citrus Gin – Ella Hall (Dawie Schoeman mother in law)
  • Class winner and Double Gold for the best Cherry liqueur – Elsie Schoeman
  • Schoemanati received 68 medals: 7 Class winners,11 Double Gold, 15 Gold, 18 Silver and 17 Bronze
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