Historically, South African wine has centred around the town of Stellenbosch which features some of the finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture and boasts a winemaking tradition which stretches back to the end of the 17th-century. It is also home to the world renowned Wine University.
The mountainous terrain, good rainfall, deep well-drained soils and diversity of terroirs make this a sought-after viticultural area. The rapidly increasing number of wine estates and producers (some 150) includes some of the most famous names in Cape wine. The district, with its mix of historic estates and contemporary wineries, produces excellent examples of almost all the noble grape varieties and is known for the quality of its blended reds.
Polkadraai hills being the newest wine region within Stellenbosch to gain recognition in 2006 and from where we are pleased to introduce ‘Cinq’ from Van Biljon to our portfolio.