It all started when we, Lorna and Patrick, met each other on a job in South Africa in 2016.
We fell in love faster than the speed of light and before we knew it, we were living together in sunny Los Angeles.
But there was one thing missing from our life: good South African wines. We searched high and low and when we did stumble upon a bottle, it was hidden away like a treasure map to a lost city.
Frustrated by the lack of accessibility and knowledge about South African wines in the US, we decided to take matters into our own hands.
We founded Stellies Wines in 2020, with the aim of educating people about the best boutique South African vineyards and making their wines accessible to all.
But it wasn't just about selling wine - we want you to know the story behind each bottle. We want you to taste the history from which it had grown, and to know the people behind making it.
So let's raise a glass to love and to grapes, bringing people together and amazing adventures that lead to even more amazing things.
-Lorna & Patrick Dupree
At Stellies Wines, our core offering revolves around curating and supplying an exquisite selection of South African wines, meticulously chosen to cater to the most discerning and high-end customer base.
We specialize in sourcing and delivering boutique, exclusive, and top-tier wines that exemplify the essence of South African viticulture and craftsmanship.
Our commitment to quality over quantity is the cornerstone of our business philosophy. We pride ourselves on our ability to handpick only the finest wines, crafted with passion and precision by South Africa's most renowned winemakers.
Each bottle in our collection embodies the unique terroir and cultural diversity of South Africa, offering a truly authentic and memorable experience to our clientele.
At Stellies Wines, we go beyond mere product provision; we offer a premium, personalized service that caters to the distinctive tastes and preferences of our customer base; curating tailored wine selections, ensuring that every bottle we supply reflects the sophistication and exclusivity our customers seek.
In summary, Stellies Wines excels in the art of sourcing and delivering exceptional South African wines. Our unwavering commitment to quality and our personalized approach to service make us the go-to choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
What Makes Us Unique?
We work with family run, boutique farms. Some dating back 9 generations.
Each farm has a dedicated page on our website where people can learn about the farm and order their desired wines.
Meet The Founders
is a cinematographer, photographer and graduate of WSET. Born in NY, he first visited South Africa in 2016 for a TV production. An avid wine lover, once the production wrapped, he decided to take a trip to the Western Cape. It was there that he quickly fell in love with the wines of that region.
Lorna Daniel- Dupree
is also in the film industry as a camera assistant and wildlife photographer. Born and raised in Durban, South Africa, she moved to Cape Town, where she completed her Bachelor's Degree. Being in the Western Cape, a new world of wine was presented to her and she developed an intrigue and passion for wine.
Behind the Name
We decided to call our business Stellies Wines for various reasons.
1) Stellies comes from the colloquial term or nickname for Stellenbosch.
2) Stellenbosch is the most well-known wine-producing area that tourists know about (even though there are many more wine regions in South Africa to explore).
3) Our personal connection. Stellenbosch was our first getaway destination as a couple. From there we explored the other wine regions such as Franschhoek, Paarl, Constantia and more.
4) On our journey to educate the consumer about all the wine regions of South Africa, we thought we would use a fun nickname, that people may already know.