The Durbanville ward is officially considered one of the Cape's two coolest wine regions. This is thanks to the sea breezes that drift inland from False Bay and Table Bay and the late afternoon mists that bathe the surrounding slopes; giving our vineyards a unique blend of characteristics. In the cellar, using a combination of science and art, all the winemakers can do is shape and nurture the bounty brought in from the vineyards. During this process - as part of our Wine to Water…Read more
WELCOME TO STEENBERG VINEYARDS
“At the dawning of the Cape, the swans rejoined, feeding in paradise at the foot of the Steenberg Mountains.”
Steenberg's Vineyards cling to the slopes of Steenberg Mountain which forms part of the Table Mountain range. This is the spine of the Cape Peninsula that divides the Indian and Atlantic oceans. Steenberg is part of the beautiful Constantia Valley Wine Route, only twenty minutes from Cape Town - we are essentially Cape Town's vineyards.…
The Franschhoek wine estate, Rickety Bridge, has a winemaking history dating back to the 17th century. It was once part of the original La Provence farm granted to the first French Huguenots who settled in Oliphantshoek and renamed the area, Franschhoek. Over the years La Provence was subdivided and in 1797 the land which is now known as Rickety Bridge wine estate was granted to the widow, Paulina De Villiers.
Rickety Bridge wine estate is situated less than 3 kilometres from the centre…Read more
Solms-Delta is much more than a wine estate. Located 15km outside the village of Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the magnificent wine estate produces classical wines with a difference… In fact everything about Solms-Delta is different.
In addition to its highly acclaimed wines, Solms-Delta offers a variety of highlights throughout the seasons. Experience picnics all year round in its magical forest, modern Cape cuisine at its renowned Fyndraai restaurant, and an annual…Read more
The story of Groot Constantia, the finest surviving example of Cape Dutch architecture and one of South Africa’s foremost historical monuments and tourist attractions, goes back to 1685.
Mother Nature smiled when she prepared the Constantia Valley for the winemaker. She bestowed on him the influence of the sun, wind, oceans and fertile soil, and then challenged him to plant vineyards and make excellent wines. To this the owners of Constantia have answered positively for more than three…Read more
It is often said that good wines begin in the vineyard and at Plaisir de Merle; our outstanding wines begin with the soil. Strict adherences to harmonious integration of vineyard practices with modern winemaking techniques have left renowned winemaker, Niel Bester free to naturally influence the process. A jewel of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek Winelands, Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate was established in 1693 and our legacy continues to unfold through renewal and loyalty to the land.Read more
The House of J.C. Le Roux, South Africa's first and leading cellar dedicated entirely to the art of making sparkling wine, is acclaimed for its passion, craftsmanship and expertise to make the finest vintage Méthode Cap Classiques in the time-honoured French style, and fun loving sparkling wines to suit every palate.Read more
Saxenburg wines are based on a simple philosophy: “A wine signifies a place, what the French call terroir. The better the place is known and understood the better the wine.”
At Saxenburg, our complete focus is on the wine. Not the winery, not the marketing, not the label design. We acknowledge that great wines require great fruit. Wine growing, not winemaking, is the secret behind great vintages. We believe that if our selection of grapes in the vineyard is right, one does not need…Read more