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Wine at Home – Producer Profiles
Alvi’s Drift wine is produced at the family owned Alvi’s Drift Private Cellar. Situated on the banks of the Breede River in the Western Cape of South Africa, it has been owned and operated by the van der Merwe family since 1928. The founder of the business was Albertus Viljoen (Alvi to his friends) van der Merwe. After Alvi build a ford across the Breede River to allow better access to the family business, locals started to call the ford “Alvi’s Drift”. This ford now gives it names to one of South Africa’s newest and most exciting wine labels.
Alfalfa is a 7,000ha property owned by the van der Merwe family with 410 ha dedicated to 19 grape varieties. Chenin Blanc and Pinotage are specialties.
The winemaking team of Alvi van der Merwe and Henk Swart bottled the maiden vintage of Alvi’s Drift in 2004. Linley Schultz joined the team in late 2009 and together they manage the farm’s 6,000 tonne winery.
Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family is part of a rich legacy that reaches back to 1880. Boplaas is a family concern with Carel Nel, a Cape Wine Master, as owner and cellar master.
Boplaas has long been regarded as in the forefront in premium wine production. Boplaas is known for world-class table wines, Ports and their award winning pot-stilled brandies.
The Afrikaans word kloof has a similar origin to the English word cleft, in the sense that it refers to the gap (or gorge) between to slopes. Our version is spelt with a ‘C’ , in the old-fashioned Dutch way. The Cloof logo symbolises the contours of a ploughed hillside. Cloof’s red wines are rich and concentrated. This style of wine is suitable for drinking with a wide variety of cuisines. The wines are ‘big’ enough to stand up to typical Asian ingredients, like soy sauce, ginger, garlic and chilli. Vineyards are mostly bush vines and have won gold medals on numerous international wine shows.
Our cellar is a modern wine cellar, and was built in 1998. We have a capacity of 1000 Tons, which amounts to approximately 72 000 cases per year. We produce 88% red wines and 12% white wines. The cellar has been enlarged and new tanks installed over time, this is to cope with the increased production volumes. We have two barrel maturation cellars with a total of 650 barrels, French Oak only.
An hour’s drive from Cape Town, the district is host to significant vineyard plantings influenced by nautical conditions from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the first district to be awarded full membership of the Biodiversity Wine Initiative. Vineyards yield fruit of huge intensity and flavour resulting in award-winning wines that have taken the international and local wine scene by storm.
Darling is the heartbeat of the West Coast region. The little village lies tucked away between hills of vineyards and golden wheat fields. Here you can still expect to see a horseman cantering through the streets on a Saturday afternoon. A gaggle of geese might waddle into a neighbour’s garden to forage. You may witness a funeral procession accompanied by the consolatory gospel sounds of a traditional brass band. Lovingly restored Victorian homes and ancient trees make an idyllic setting for a getaway that promises serenity, nature, culture and much more!
Darling is known as the flower of the West Coast, and the abundance of flora and natural flowers is undoubtedly its biggest asset.
Warm, friendly and hospitable cellars offer complimentary tastings of excellent value wines which, together with a creative and dynamic tourism offering, in a peaceful and charming rural environment, prompts the invitation: come see for yourself why it’s called Darling!
D’Aria Vineyards comprises of two wine farms, namely Doordekraal and Springfield.
The history of Springfield dates back to 1698 when the governor of the Cape first granted this farmland, then known as “Hooge Bergs Vallei” (later “Springfield”), thereby making it one of the oldest and most significant farms, not only in Durbanville, but in what will be known as the greater, modern-day Cape Town.
Our vineyards are situated at the back of the Tygerberg Hills, mainly in north-facing and east-facing rows. Situated 10km from the Atlantic Ocean, the sea breeze cools the grapes at night after the warm summer days.
The vineyards are all on slopes that have rich and fertile soils. With an above average rainfall, there is no need to irrigate the vines. The clay-textured soils preserve all the nutrition and water during the winter months letting nature control the quality of the grapes in the warmer summer months.
Was it not for these woolly little creatures we wouldn’t have a story to tell … the story of Hermanuspietersfontein, however, is fact not fable. Overberg farmers of the early 1800’s preferred their children to be schooled in Dutch, forerunner of Afrikaans. They paid farm teacher Hermanus Pieters in sheep, which grazed at a spring under the Milkwood trees near the sea. In 1855, long after his passing, the village was founded in his honour, only for the postmaster in 1902 to shorten the name to Hermanus.
150 years later we relived the past by naming our cellar brand Hermanuspietersfontein and decided a sheep should tell our modern day tales. In memory of Hermanus Pieters and the passion of the people of the 1800’s we committed our wine names and labels to be exclusively Afrikaans.
Imbuko Wines is situated on the farm Uitkyk, near Wellington in the heart of the Boland Winelands . Co-founder and Managing Director Theunis van Zyl has been part of the wine industry for 20 years. Imbuko, meaning “Admiration for…..” in Xhosa, which serves as one of South Africa’s eleven official languages and the native tongue of our most famous citizen, Nelson Mandela.
Jakkalsvlei, directly translated as Jackal’s Marsh, is a family owned winery nestled in the beautiful, world famous Garden Route. The Jonker family has been proud owners of Jakkalsvlei since 1972, and today it is farmed by the 3rd generation Jonkers on the farm. The farmland was called Jakkalsvlei because of all the foxes, jackal’s and wild cats seen in the mountains surrounding the farmland. While hunting in the Southern Cape during this time, Nelis Jonker senior was inspired to buy this beautiful piece of land. Jantjie Jonker, Nelis’s grandson settled on the farm in 2006. In 2008 he bottled the first wine under the Jakkalsvlei label. Today Jakkalsvlei wines are enjoyed by people all over the Garden Route, including some fine restaurants. You can’t help but fall in love with the breath-taking views and the beautiful mountain range surrounding the farm. Come explore this unique, off the beaten track wine farm in the Garden Route and experience true Southern Cape hospitality
This 34ha vineyard is situated 40km from the Indian Ocean at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. The combination of the southern and northern slopes of these mountains allow for the cultivation of quality grapes. The southern slope gets the benefit of early morning sun, warm days and cool nights. Our vineyards’ temperate climate and restrictive soil are key ingredients in growing high quality grapes. Jakkalsvlei has been acclaimed for yielding grapes that produce mountain-grown wines of rare depth, longevity and elegance.
‘Karusa’ is a Khoi-San word meaning ‘land with little water’ – describing the semi-arid plateau of the Klein Karoo. Karusa is a family operated and managed wine and fruit farm. Karusa is run by family business partners Jacques Conradie (Winemaker/ marketing), Saretha Conradie (PRO), Theo Landman (Estate Manager) and property owner Johann Landman (Business Consultant). Karusa is situated at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg in the tranquil and scenic Cango Valley in Schoemanshoek, close to Oudtshoorn. The farm is en-route to the world-famous Cango Caves. The original farm, Vogelsang, was bought in 2004.
After intense soil and climate research we identified the best potential site for our vineyards – ranging between 440m and 540m altitude on a direct south-facing hillside with deep well-drained rocky soil. Vineyard row orientation is north east/south west for minimal sun damage and fruit zone protection. The vineyards were planted with a 1.5m x 2.4m spacing and with a double 3 wire perold trellising system to ensure good light penetration and a healthy balance between vegetative and fruit growth.
Our vineyards are manicured strictly via precise viticultural practices including strict pruning and canopy management, irrigation scheduling and the minimal use of pesticides fungicides and herbicides. We have a fully integrated sustainable organic approach by way of cover crop management , crop rotation and compost tea production. This ensures positive soil microbe activity. By way of continuous soil moisture measurement we restrict over irrigation. This helps to curb over vegetation, large berry size and high production. Our average production range between 6-8 tons/ha. Our focus is on Mediterranean cultivars suited to our climate. This include Shiraz, Viognier, Mourvedre, Grenache Noir as well as Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay and native Pinotage. Karusa is the first Klein Karoo winery to plant exotic Mediterranean cultivars like Mourvedre and Grenache Noir.
Our winemaker, Jacques Conradie, is a knowledgeable, creative and dynamic winemaker. He finished his studies at Elsenburg Agric College (Dip. Cellar Tech) in 1999. He made wine for famed producer Graham Beck Wines under the mentorship of Pieter Ferreira acquiring indepth knowledge in the production of Cap Classique (Methode Champenoise) and red wine production. He then moved to organic wine producer Bon Cap and pioneered the making of different wine styles by organic principles. He was consultant winemaker for renowned South African Port Winehouse Boplaas and made wine in the Rhone Valley in France and Rivesalte in the South of France. Jacques is a qualified wine judge who makes wine according to an “attention to detail” approach mirrored in the craftmanship of Karusa’s wines.
Situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain overlooking the town of Paarl is Klein Simonsvlei, the home of Niel Joubert Wines. The Niel Joubert range has established itself as down-to-earth, honest, “mid-range” group of wines. Being equally enjoyable during the week with a pizza or at Sunday lunch.
A family owned Wine Estate now run by the third and fourth generation of Jouberts, Niel Joubert has not only the provenance of land but added to this the provenance of family involvement and family commitment.
Orange River Cellars offers an extensive range of dry white wine, natural sweet and dry red wine, as well as dessert wines. The available expertise, supported by good planning, continual mutual co-operation and dynamic vineyard and cellar management, is effectively employed to utilize the terroir diversity of this wine producing region and provides for the constant supply of top quality wines.
The wine grapes of Orange River Cellars originate from 750 expert grape farmers all along the Orange River, also known as the Great Gariep River. These pockets of vineyard land stretch over a distance of more than 300 kilometers between Groblershoop and Blouputs. The terroir (geophysical and micro-climatical) diversity of this unequalled thirstland, translates into the production of cultivar and blended wines of inimitable variation insofar as aroma and taste are concerned.
From the Robertson wine valley comes a new trend-setting Bubbly enjoyed by those who appreciate the finer things in life. Expect to find it at exclusive dinner parties, uptown eateries and the tucked-away deli on the corner. Farmer and bubbly producer, Henk van Niekerk, believes it is the break away from the traditional which propelled this MCC from its humble beginnings on Wonderfontein Estate, to the fridges and coolers of a new generation of bubbly enthusiasts.
Nestled in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, tucked up against the slopes of the majestic Kasteelberg, lies Riebeek Cellars. This medium-sized winery on the western coast of the Cape Province of South Africa sources its grapes from the fertile Riebeek Valley and the slopes of the mountain where the climate is very similar to the Mediterranean. One is the Dutch trading tradition. For it was Dutch explorer Pieter Cruythoff who stumbled upon the Riebeek Valley in 1661, and founded the town of Riebeek-Kasteel in honour of the administrator of the Cape, Jan van Riebeeck. The other is the French wine making tradition. In 1688, fleeing persecution in France, the French Huguenots arrived at the Cape and deemed the terroir more than suitable for the continuation of their esteemed legacy. Both have led to the tradition of uncomplicated simplicity that you’ll find here today. You’ll recognise it in the unpretentious people who call the Valley home. You’ll experience it in the warm yet humble country hospitality for which they’re known.
The vineyards of Riebeek Cellars lie in a richly diverse area in terms of soil, climate and topography. Vineyards are situated at heights that vary from 60 m above sea level to 300 m against the slopes of the Kasteelberg Mountains. Because of the topography, the soils display the same rich variety, with Oakleaf and Dundee alluvial soil formed by sediment from die Berg River to Swartland and Glenrosa soils formed out of underlying shale along the Kasteelberg Mountains. It is this unique terroir that distinguish the wines of Riebeek Cellars. Rainfall occurs during winter months with enough cold units to ensure a proper rest phase for the vines before bud-break in early September. The summers are sunny and warm with cooling westerly winds that are ideal conditions for producing fine white and red wines. A wide array of cultivars thrives in the Riebeek Valley with Shiraz, Chardonnay and Chenin blanc especially shining through because of the gravel and shale soil’s moderate growth and yields. The excellent terroir is complemented by modern viticulture techniques to ensure the grapes can ripen to their full potential.
Neville Dorrington and family bought the farm in Tulbagh in 1996. There were no vineyards – only a few cattle. The soils – low potential vertical shale – were perfect for producing quality grapes. In 1997 we planted many varieties – chardonnay, chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, semillon, cabernet, cabernet franc, ruby cabernet, merlot, shiraz and pinotage.
Our first wine was released in 2000 – a sauvignon blanc.
Then our chenin blanc. And in 2003, our first red wine – Rijk’s Private Cellar Pinotage 2000.
Many, many awards followed.
12 years later a difficult decision was made – we decided to specialise in the wines that, vintage after vintage, were consistently good – chenin blanc, pinotage and shiraz. They are all harvested early before possible heat waves in March. Our warm dry summers and shale soils are perfect for these cultivars. All other cultivars were removed and replanted with chenin blanc and pinotage . An expensive exercise, but we could then specialise in three cultivars.
Slowine is a collective project by producers who have their vineyards around the Groenland Mountain. The way it works is that the partners share expertise and grapes, combine their knowledge and most importantly have an appreciation for living Slow. This collaboration is an exploration of diversity, and there is no formula to the way the partnership works; it is an on-going and dynamic interaction.
This traditional cellar is on the picturesque northern end of the Groenland Mountains. In a world of sterile specialisation, this is still a true farming co-op, where a bit of everything is handled: wine, dried fruit, grain as well as their famous “moskonfyt” or grape must jam. A place where people still have time to stop for a chat, the cellar is the heart of the farming community. Travel down the main street (which has no traffic lights!) to their tasting room, deli and restaurant called “Kelkiewyn”, and you will also find (most appropriately) South Africa’s only tractor museum, each machine in perfect working order.
Niels and Penny Verburg are shiraz-specialists and this boutique winery on the superbly scenic Van der Stel Pass road can only be visited by appointment, because, true to the spirit of Slow, they would like to have ample time to introduce you to their individualistic wine, made, as the name of the winery implies, in the time-honoured way. The spirit of individuality and difference in the face of conformity is alive and well here.
A family-run winery situated on the mountain edge of the idyllic town of Bot River, where time seems to pause awhile. This is a charismatic cellar with a proud tradition of making site-expressive wine from ancient soils in a winery that’s alive with romantic character. Their annual “Open Days” celebrate art, jewellery, music and the good life; while their cottages are historic gems, and a great base for walks, horse-riding or pure relaxation.
Stellenrust was established in 1928 and has ever since produced some of the most superb quality wines that the Stellenbosch region from South Africa can offer. It consists of about 400ha (200ha planted) of which half is stretched over the Golden Triangle area of Stellenbosch, internationally recognised for some of the best red wine soil in South Africa. The other half is situated high up in the Bottelary Hills, renowned for its cool climate and late afternoon sea breezes swooping in from Cape Town to nurture both excellent white and red wines.
Stellenrust boasts today with being one of the largest family owned wine estates in South Africa carrying through generations of winemaking skills and the legacy of our motto ‘where excellence meets winemaking’ put forward in every bottle.
The Van Loveren vineyards have been in the Retief family since 1937 when Hennie Retief Sr. bought some land in the Robertson Valley, and named it after Christina van Loveren, an ancestor of his new bride, Jean van Zyl. When his sons, Nico and Wynand joined him on the farm they acquired more land and in 1980 the first bottled Van Loveren wine – 500 cases of Premium Grand Cru – was launched. From the mid 1990’s Nico and Wynand’s four sons joined the farm and today our four cousins are the driving force behind South Africa’s largest family-owned winery, known for the consistency, availability and quality of their wines.
Being the oldest wine cooperative in South Africa we strive on our history and heritage. Dating back since 1922, we believe quality takes time in producing wines carefully nurtured and grown in one of our four distinctive geographical areas, all being unique based on the different soils, planting and viticulture methods and the weather. Being owned by the members but daily operated by a close family workforce of four people, we put the most effort into our wines. Villiersdorp Cellar is known for its fruit driven white wines and sweet Muscat D’Alexandrie grape juice and desert wines.
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 rainfall
- 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.