TESTALONGA is owned by Craig and Carla Hawkins. It was established in 2008 with the first wine being a four-week, skin-macerated Chenin blanc. The Hawkins’ currently rent 11ha of organically farmed vineyards, all growing on the granite soils of the Paardeberg, and 4ha on the sandstone soils of the Piketberg. In 2015 they purchased a farm on the slate/sandstone soils of the northern mountains of the Swartland called Bandits Kloof. The first vineyards were planted there in 2018, the focus being Mediterranean grape varieties.