The property covers a total of 71 hectares of which 38 hectares falls under vineyard. Situated 7km from the False Bay coast between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, a breach in the coastal ridge channels the south and south west winds towards the vineyards and these being generally cool breezes helps moderate the summer temperatures.
The site, which was originally a mix of tobacco and bush wines up until the early 80’s was systematically planted to vineyard, each vineyard was selected to what was considered the best cultivar match for the terroir.
The total planned vineyard will be 45 hectares. As of 2009 the vineyard comprises of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Pinotage, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and a sprinkle of Viognier.
A balanced vine results in a good balance between alcohol and acidity and this is what we strive for in the vineyard.
Enjoy some of the incredible footage below shot by Tamarac Searll from Indaskys Multimedia of the vinery - our own stunning piece of heaven right here in the Helderberg
A dark blue-red rimmed Pinotage with a nose of blueberry, strawberries, chocolate, pepper and a hint of floral, giving a rich smooth palate of ripe fruit and spices.
Black Mail Merlot
This wine offers a nose of raspberry and fynbos with a hint of mint and violets. The palate has firm tannins and an underlying cherry fruit structure giving it a juicy but full finish.
Blueish Black Cabernet Sauvignon
A nose of mulberries,red currant and ripe strawberries with a hint of pepper and spice. Full bodied rich wine with supple soft tannins for easy drinking. The name refers to the colour of the wine which has a dark blue tinge.
Cameo Chenin Blanc
A fresh nose of green apple, quince and citrus. Full refreshing mouth-feel with a long lingering finish.
Mailing May Sauvignon Blanc
An elegant, refreshing and fruity Sauvignon Blanc with a crisp upfront palate followed by an elegant finish. A nose of pineapple, green fig, citrus and gooseberry.
Merry Widow Shiraz Reserve
This wine has an attractive but complex bouquet of redcurrant, white pepper, plum, mulberry and a hint of floral petals on the finish. An elegant wine that is well balanced with layers of dark fruit and spices, complimented by firm but smooth, velvety tannins.
Missing Virgin Pinotage & Petit Verdot
A full bodied rich wine with supple soft tannins but with a lively long finish.The nose has a hint of cinnamon, blue berries, fruit cake and wild heath.
Stamp Of Chenin Reserve Chenin Blanc
A nose of tropical fruit, boasting flavors of starfruit, Feijoa and papaya. Creamy, buttery palate. Well balanced mouthfeel with a well-rounded juicy finish. Brilliant balance between lush fruit and mouthwatering creaminess.
Three Pearls Grenache Rose
This delicate salmon pink rosé is made from the Grenache grape. Crisp, easy-drinking and bursting with strawberry and raspberry on the nose along with fresh acidity and a dry finish.