Production & Cultivars
The focus in our cellar is to produce wines of exceptional quality that can feed our own brands as well as those of other wine companies who buy in bulk from us.
Cultivars planted in our valley are:
White: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Colombar, Hanepoot, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Clairette
Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage, Ruby Cabernet, Pontac and Tinta Barocca
The most effective equipment are employed to produce our wines and store it under the best conditions possible We also strive to make sure that our cellar practices are taking the environment into consideration. The latest initiative where the effect on the environment is minimised, is the management of our effluent water in collaboration with the Theewaterskloof Municipality, where both parties benefit from our disposal technique.
Our viticulture practices are aimed at maximizing the product quality and yield per block. Latest technology in irrigation and advice from our irrigation specialist ensures optimal application of scarce water resources.
We are lucky to have the influences of four messo climates in the Villiersdorp area who bring about different characteristics of the cultivars planted. These areas are:
- The Bossieveld north east of Villiersdorp with hotter dry conditions and lower
- Villiersdorp Valley with the cooling effect of the two mountain ranges
surrounding our valley and deep soils on the valley floor
- Theewaterskloof Dam where vines are planted on the south west side of the
dam on sandstone and clay soils. Prevailing winds over the dam have a
cooling effect on the vineyards and thus longer ripening periods
- Eerstehoop is on the northern side of the Groenlandberg between Villiersdorp
and Bot River. Soils are mainly shale.