The Bosman family have been practising the art of grafting and growing quality vines since 1888, initially for own use on their wine estate. Lelienfontein vine growers was born when Petrus Bosman snr. sold his surplus vines for the first time in 1947. High quality material was in short supply and it was his life-long ambition to have a pedigree attached to each vine sold.
Today Lelienfontein vine growers is the largest single vine nursery in Africa with a wide spectrum vitis cultivars for the production of superb quality wine, table and raisin grapes. The plant material from which they supply the industry comes from different locations—one being the De Bos farm in the Upper-Hemel-en-Aarde valley, Hermanus.