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A unique wine producing area

The Swartland wine region of South Africa is a rugged place of untamed beauty and unique, distinctive terroir. In the heart of the Swartland, lies the Riebeek Valley. The terroir here is mainly affected by a Mediterranean climate and diverse, prehistoric Sandstone and Shale soils from the majestic Kasteelberg Mountain. Both significantly influence the style and quality of our wines.

 

Our vineyards are situated at heights that vary from 60m to 300m above sea level, against the slopes and foothills of the Kasteelberg Mountain. Because of the topography, the soils offer rich diversity, including: Oakleaf and Dundee alluvial soil from the sediment of die Berg River and Glenrosa soils from underlying shale along the Kasteelberg Mountain.

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 intensely hot and dry with some cooling westerly winds that are ideal conditions for producing fine white and red wines.

A low bearing region with limited irrigation, our key vineyards are still farmed as either dry land farms, or with some supplementary irrigation to help the crop to optimum ripeness.ย ย  The soils and dry land conditions have proved ideal for bush vine (un-trellised) vineyards. The dry land conditions result in small berries with layered flavour, near perfect colour and soft tannin structures that deliver fruit-driven, expressive wines.

 

Theย  Riebeek Valley supports a great diversity of varietals that flourish here but it is our exceptional Chenin Blanc, Shiraz & Pinotage that shows the best of what the Swartland terroir can do.

Our wine team, including a full-time viticulturist, works with our family grape producers to sustainably develop varietals and sites that best translates the Swartland terroir. Using only free-run juice from the finest grapes, a passionate wine team craft clean, crisp, well-made wines that are true-to-type with focused fruit and great purity.

 

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Get your last #SipOfSummer & keep things light & fruity with this easy two-step cocktail recipe called The Star Gazer!
Step 1 - Buy our Chardonnay: www.riebeekcellars.com/shop/
Step 2 - Make Cocktail: www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g2121/cocktails-made-with-wine/?slide=8
Easy peasy ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Get your last #SipOfSummer & keep things light & fruity with this easy two-step cocktail recipe called The Star Gazer!
Step 1 - Buy our Chardonnay: https://www.riebeekcellars.com/shop/ 
Step 2 - Make Cocktail: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g2121/cocktails-made-with-wine/?slide=8 
Easy peasy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Weโ€™re on the hunt for the WILDEST OLIVE! You could #WIN 2 tickets to the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival on 4 & 5 May 2019!

All you need to do is tell us if you would rather stage dive or karaoke?

Ts & Cs apply: bit.ly/2u62LVW | Winner announced 24.04.2019
#RCWildOliveAcousticStage
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Weโ€™re on the hunt for the WILDEST OLIVE! You could #WIN 2 tickets to the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival on 4 & 5 May 2019!

All you need to do is tell us if you would rather stage dive or karaoke?

Ts & Cs apply: https://bit.ly/2u62LVW | Winner announced 24.04.2019
#RCWildOliveAcousticStage

 

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Loooove karaoke ๐ŸŽค

karaoke I love singing

stage dive for sure, i cant sing to save my life, everyone would run away. I just hope some sexy guy will catch me lol.

Karaoke and then stage dive.

Definitely karaoke

I would karaoke

Stage dive ๐Ÿ˜€..... #olivefestival

I've done karaoke so stage dive!

Karaoke then stage dive ๐ŸŽ™ ๐Ÿ˜…

Stage dive

Karaoke for sure I will land on my face if I stage dive.

I would Karaoke !

Stage dive!

I'd rather stage dive wearing a unicorn onsie and a pink tutu than karaoke

I would karaoke!

Definitely stage dive - I suck at singing LOL

Stage dive as my singing isn't very good

Karaoke, wow!

Shoo im sure I could try both lol ,Im proud to say my first name is "Olive" it was my mothers name so I deserve to win these tickets to the "Olive festival" the wildest Olive wooo hooo

Stage dive ๐Ÿ˜€..... #olivefestival

Eish definitely karaoke!! ๐ŸŽค

Stage dive

I would rather stage dive. If I die, I die. #WIN #RCWildOliveAcousticStage

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Our Valley is full of wonderful wines, exceptional food & exquisite art, where tourists & locals love to linger longer than expected. However, the ultimate charm lies with the people & their passion for wine!

Visit us & make a booking: www.riebeekcellars.com/contact-us/
#OurValley #OurPeople
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Our Valley is full of wonderful wines, exceptional food & exquisite art, where tourists & locals love to linger longer than expected. However, the ultimate charm lies with the people & their passion for wine!

Visit us & make a booking: https://www.riebeekcellars.com/contact-us/ 
#OurValley #OurPeople

A BIG cheers to our senior winemaker, Eric Saayman, on his 22nd harvest! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ‚ ... See MoreSee Less

A BIG cheers to our senior winemaker, Eric Saayman, on his 22nd harvest! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ‚

 

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Awesome !! Congratulations Eric !

Our vineyards lie in a richly diverse area in terms of soil, climate & typography. Rainfall occurs during the winter months with cold enough temperatures to allow the vines to rest, before bud-break in early September. ๐ŸŒฟ

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Our vineyards lie in a richly diverse area in terms of soil, climate & typography. Rainfall occurs during the winter months with cold enough temperatures to allow the vines to rest, before bud-break in early September. ๐ŸŒฟ

#OurVineyard #OurPeople
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