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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.   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.

 

The  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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Riebeek Cellars Collection

It’s almost time for this year's Wild Olive Acoustic Stage at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival on 4- 5 May 2019!
We thought we would share a blast from the past from our very first Wild Olive Acoustic Stage!
Get your tickets here before they sell out! riebeekvalleyolivefestival.co.za/tickets-riebeek-olive-festival/
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Thanks! We can't wait 💥🎤🎸🤘😁

You guys are gonna rock it again this year!! Your Wild Olive Acoustic Stage always a hit at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival!!

Jesse Jordan is one of the great lineups that will be playing at our Wild Olive Acoustic Stage at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival!
With 4 albums, countless shows & the opening act for Jonny Clegg & Rodriguez, Jesse Jordan Official gives you passion & life in every performance!

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Jesse Jordan is one of the great lineups that will be playing at our Wild Olive Acoustic Stage at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival!
With 4 albums, countless shows & the opening act for Jonny Clegg & Rodriguez, Jesse Jordan Official gives you passion & life in every performance!

Hurry up! Get your tickets here: http://ow.ly/HymG50md7jj
#RCWildOliveAcousticState

 

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Petra Van Asch Ian Fielding I think we should go

#WIN 2 tickets to our Wild Olive Acoustic stage at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival! All you need to do is tell us below who you will be rocking with!

Ts & Cs apply: ow.ly/qaYx50pQYIM
Winner announced 26.04.2019
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Lourens van der Sluijs Entering all the competitions! Seriously can't wait! 😍

Ian Faul yeah!

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Francois van Coke is our legendary South African rocker!

With numerous #1’s hits like “Toe Vind Ek Jou” & sold out shows, you don’t want to miss him at our Wild Olive Acoustic Stage at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

BUY TICKETS NOW: ow.ly/HymG50md7jj
#RCWildOliveAcousticStage
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Francois van Coke is our legendary South African rocker!
 
With numerous #1’s hits like “Toe Vind Ek Jou” & sold out shows, you don’t want to miss him at our Wild Olive Acoustic Stage at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

BUY TICKETS NOW: http://ow.ly/HymG50md7jj
#RCWildOliveAcousticStage

 

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Whooo whoooo! 🤩

Yay! Can't wait! Lourens van der Sluijs

lets go ..... Dee Lou en Cara van Zyl

#WIN 2 tickets to the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival!
Just post a GIF below of how you’re going to rock our Wild Olive Acoustic Stage!

Ts & Cs apply: ow.ly/FBEN50p6yuw
Winner announced 26.04.2019
#RCWildOliveAcousticStage
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Ashleigh Bianca Nolan Jason Ward Delohn Nolan Loren Adrian Kay-lin ThomasKay-lin ThomasKay-lin Thomas Craig Jason Albertus

As ek dit nie wen nie 😢ek verjaar 26 April. Ag toe. Dis my 40ste en sal omtrent JIVE dan.

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