Who are we?

We are one of three Business Units of Anchor Yeast. Our specialty, wine yeast innovation, explains why today the Anchor brand is the world’s leading New World wine yeast .

The premium we place on yeast ideas and innovation has led us to notching up a number of world yeast firsts. We were the first to introduce dry wine yeast to the southern hemisphere. The first to introduce hybridised yeast to the world. And, we were the first company to introduce a range of yeast that offer today’s winemaker all the yeast innovation required to make successful New World or Technological wines. Plus, our range offers one more other big advantage. Each provides the world’s winemakers with complete peace of mind. Because our yeasts are unparalleled for both reliability and complete fermentations.

Oh, and wine isn’t all we specialise in! We were the first dry yeast to be successfully trialled and today, commercially used, in Scotland for the making of Scotch malt whisky.

Our penchant for innovation continues. We have recently acquired a new shareholder in Lallemand, the world’s most innovative bio-tech company. Lallemand will provide us with substantial R&D resources to ensure that we continue to provide the world cutting-edge wine yeast technology.

So why this website?

A new-world wine yeast web site dedicated to the latest news and technologies that may advance the creation, management and making of quality new-world wines.

Simple. Because our highly qualified and experienced new-world wine yeast team, consider new-world wine yeasts less a product than a passion.

Contact Details:


+27 21 534-1351

+27 21 534-4819

or mail us:
Anchor Wine Yeast,
P.O. Box 14, Eppindust, 7475, South Africa