Family farm and
home of Relihan Distillery
Our philosophy is simple. Use only best, locally sourced ingredients to create a high-end gin for people who value the good things in life
Unique gin for unique people. If life is all about beautiful experiences, Relihan Gin is a true companion.
We use only the most sophisticated equipment and distill our gin by hand to be involved every step of the way.
We use only the finest, locally sourced ingredients - like fynbos - to bring you a product that truly stands out.
SpesBona farm's history is as unique as Relihan gin itself
Relihan generation on the SpesBona farm
SpesBona has been in the Relihan family since 1865 and inhabited by successive generations of Relihan’s living close to the land, all with artisanal tendencies – from cart wrights and clock makers to farmers and distillers!
Exceptional gin made with local grapes and the finest ingredients
We try to source ingredients for our superior tasting gin from local producers. In the case that ingredients aren't available on South African shores, we source Juniper Berries from Tuscany, Vanilla from Reunion and Cassia and Cardamom from Asia.
"It's an age old tradition for each Swartland farm to have a potstill. By producing fine spirits The SpesBona Farm is keeping an age old tradition alive and flourishing."
Swartland means 'the black land 'in Afrikaans. The name is derived from the local Renosterveld that covers the land and turns dark grey after the rains. The Swartland's warm, dry climate makes it favourable for growing some of the finest grapes in the world.
“It is such an honour to collaborate with Swartland farmers. Using some of the worlds finest grapes, we are able to create our unique gin.”