South African Vineyards
n Boer maak n plan…maar n wynboer moet al jare vooruit plan vir die beste wyn
a farmer makes a plan …..but a wine farmer has been planning for many years for great wines
Arendsig Hand Crafted Wines
Arendsig's philosophy is to create great single vineyard wines from unique soil, climate and location. The location in terms of the sun, wind and holistic climatical conditions reflects the uniqueness of each vineyard.
All the Single Vineyard Wines are made with minimal interference throughout the vinification.
The handcrafted approach helps to add to the final balance of this unique product.
Bellevue Wine Estate
Bellevue Wine Estate in the prestigious Stellenbosch wine growing region of South Africa, cultivates approximately 152ha of vineyards on a variety of sites. This enables the winemaker to select the very best pockets from which to make the exquisite wines that Bellevue Wine Estate is renowned for. Recently a state of the art tasting room and restaurant has been furnished inside one of the historical wings of the cellar. Child friendly and with modern finishes and comfort, this proves a destination not to be missed!
The Devon Valley microclimate is key to the quality of grapes grown on Clos Malverne. Although the valley is shallow it acts as a natural receptacle for the morning summer mists that linger around Stellenbosch. The valley is cooler than surrounding areas, significantly lengthening the ripening season, resulting in very ripe grapes. The vineyards are mostly planted on the gently sloping terrain of the valley.
La Chataigne bottle only a fraction of their grapes, making a total of about 15,000 bottles. The grapes are hand selected to create a style of wine that is fresh, fruity, elegant and accessible to both pallet and pocket. The bottles are unique - the front label is written by hand directly onto each and every bottle!
Lynx Wines are a relatively new vineyard. The maiden vintage was 2003 with only 500 cases produced. Situated on the foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains just outside Franschhoek, Lynx Wines is the smallest Wine Estate in the Valley producing now just under 7000 cases per annum!
Nabygelegen has a very old history of winemaking and the original cellar building dates back to well before its inscribed 1815 gable. Small productions of concentrated wines have already gained critical acclaim confirming their mission to create wines of character and concentration passionately reflecting the terroir.
Noble Hill is an Artisan wine, quality & integrity guaranteed. They are a 30 hectare vineyard and estate winery producing wines that are juicy yet structured, elegant, and above all unique to the place they are made.
Peter Falke Wine Estate
The exclusive winery of Peter Falke is nestled against the majestic slopes of the Helderberg mountains in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, South Africa.
Groenvlei Farm is home to rambling magenta bougainvillea, delicate scented roses and wild lavender growing alongside carefully cultivated vineyards.
Dating back to the 18th century, the traditional gabled Cape Dutch buildings of the wine estate belie a contrasting modernity within. The stately old homestead is partnered by a "boutique" winery, contemporary wine tasting room and luxurious outdoor lounge which have established Peter Falke Wines as the most elegant and serene sundowner retreat in the winelands.
The Falke family has been doing business in South Africa since 1969. Peter Falke was born in Germany. His dream to own a farm came true when he acquired Groenvlei in 1995.
Silverthorn Wines is among only a handful of producers who have dedicated their expertise solely to the production of this elegant style of wine. They are a proud member of the Cap Classique Association, an independent organisation which collectively supports and markets Cap Classique wines, and of course a member of the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild. Silverthorn’s terroir, with its rocky, lime-rich, shale soils similar to the famous Champagne soils in France coupled with their mature Chardonnay vineyards ensure the time is ripe for Silverthorn’s grand entry into the world of sparkling wine.
South Hill is situated in the Elgin Valley and famous for top quality apples and pears. The farm used to be planted with fruit orchards.
The cold winters, cool summers and the deep fertile soils which made the valley the obvious choice for apple farmers also means that influential and respected wine makers are now investing in Elgin.
South Hill was purchased by South African business men in May 2001 and it has seen some dramatic changes since. The neglected apple and pear farm has been transformed into a premium wine estate.
Stony Brook Vineyards is a small family-run wine farm in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, only 40 minutes' drive from Cape Town. They concentrate on producing top quality wines that reflect the unique micro climate of this southern-most corner of Franschhoek.