Our featured producer for March is Strandveld Vineyards.

From the southern-most vineyards and winery in Africa, we present Strandveld and First Sighting Wines.

The vineyards near Cape Agulhas were established in 2001. Constant gusts of Atlantic sea wind contribute to a relatively cooler climate in the Elim ward – and it is these same persistent cooling winds that aid in disease prevention by keeping the grapes dry, allowing for extended ripening periods and consequently keeping the yields low. The result? Small, intensely flavoured berries with great wine-making potential.

We’re featuring these age-worthy wines:

Pofadderbos Sauvignon Blanc 2017 –  very aptly-named wine from a single vineyard aged 15 years. 6 months lees contact fills out the mid-palate.

Adamastor Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2015 – the grapes for this wine come from a vineyard not far off the coast where Diaz first rounded the continent. Semillon portion was barrel-fermented and aged on the lees for 10 months in older 500l French oak.

First Sighting Pinot Noir 2013 – after inoculation with selected yeast strains, the wine was fermented at 23˚C with pump overs three times daily. Once dry, the wine was racked and pressed,
followed by 11 months barrel maturation in 300 litre French oak barrels

Strandveld Syrah 2014 – a full- bodied wine with aromas of white pepper, fynbos and spice and a rich palate with firm tannins backed by well-integrated oak. This serious Rhône style Syrah is big in structure and layered with intense black berry fruit flavours and savoury notes.

Please join us for a tasting of these wines on Friday 2nd March and Thursday 29 March (4-7pm)