Our Business Philosophy.
Who we are Distell Group Limited is Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready-to-drinks. Distell employs about 5 300 people worldwide and has an annual turnover of R17,7 billion. Our mission We craft distinctive alcoholic beverage brands, enhance memorable moments and inspire responsible enjoyment. The value we create enriches the lives of our people, shareholders and the communities within which we live and work. Our purpose We exist to provide unique moments of social enjoyment through the responsible marketing of well crafted ciders, wines and spirits. Our vision We are a proud African alcoholic beverages company with heritage, global reach, world-class people and the ability to do extraordinary things!


  • Differentiated brand and product portfolio straddling all key occasions
  • Brands with rich provenance and authenticity
    • South Africa’s Winelands
    • Historic French cognac region
    • Wind-swept Scottish Isles
  • Portfolio ideally suited to intermediate premiumisation in developing markets
  • Strong balance sheet position
  • Impressive agricultural asset base with potential to unlock value
  • Organisational culture that thrives on innovation
  • A diverse pool of talented professionals
    A sense of ownership
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Performance-driven culture
  • Customer and consumer market orientation
  • Respect for the individual
  • A global mind-set responsive to change
  • Dominant regional alcoholic beverage brand and route to market owner
  • #1 cider company globally
  • #2 alcoholic beverages company in SA
  • Leading regional alcoholic beverages player in Africa
  • Diversify geographic base and step-change growth – One or two other continents
    • Drive scale not possible through organic growth
  • Continue to integrate BSD and leverage our single malt Scotch whiskies
  • Differentiated player
    • premium spirits and wines
  • Enhance operating margins, improve cost and working capital efficiency
  • Unlock value from our wine brand portfolio and farm assets
  • Explore strategic alliances to address opportunities and gaps

Our Brands

  Contact Us
  Distell Ltd

Stellenbosch 7600,

Tel : +27 21 809 7000
Facsimile: +27 21 886 4611

Mail : info@distell.co.za
  Important dates

Annual general meeting: Oct 2014
Interim report: Feb 2015
Annual financial statements: Sept 2015