South African Grape Region
Our South African grapes are grown in the Western Cape region. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town and surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, the Breede River Valley is responsible for a large portion of South Africa’s total wine production.
The Breede River Valley is a sheltered wine producing area in the Western Cape region. Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, this area is responsible for a large portion of South Africa’s total wine production.
Our Pinotage is from the same family estate that we sourced in the past. The estate is located at the end of a narrow mountain valley and has unique climatic conditions. The narrow valley creates a funnel effect with cooling winds in summer with sufficient rainfall. The valley has a Mediterranean climate with warm days ensuring good sugar development and cool nights that preserve the balance of natural acids in the grapes.
Pinotage – Breede River Valley
This farm is in the Cedarberg mountains 500 meters above sea level. It has deep water-retaining soil with bush vines with long, warm summers tempered by cool sea breezes at night. The reward is small, concentrated (grape) berries with well-balanced sugar, acid, tannin, and color. These grapes produce exceptionally ripe and deep-flavored wines.
Our grower is a family-run farm with older low-yield vines. Our vineyard block has been hand selected for high-quality grapes.