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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.Β Β  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.

 

TheΒ  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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Our Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful herb scent with undertones of gooseberries that adds a little fruitiness to the palate.
It's paired perfectly with beautiful sunsets & light seafood dishes. πŸ˜‰

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Our Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful herb scent with undertones of gooseberries that adds a little fruitiness to the palate. 
Its paired perfectly with beautiful sunsets & light seafood dishes. πŸ˜‰

#FruityFlavours #Wine

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Take a drive through our valley, find our delicious wines, take a screenshot & post it below! #VisitTheValley

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SPOT THE BOTTLE! πŸ‘€ 
Take a drive through our valley, find our delicious wines, take a screenshot & post it below! #VisitTheValley

*Visit The Royal Hotel - Riebeek Kasteel & share your experience with us!

 

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Have you tasted the crisp, fresh, fruity flavours of our Chenin Blanc? Comment below what you think they are!
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Be on the lookout for our new vintages now available at our Riebeek Valley wine shop πŸ˜‰
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Have you tasted the crisp, fresh, fruity flavours of our Chenin Blanc? Comment below what you think they are! 
HINT: http://ow.ly/l0kE50u4vhj 

Be on the lookout for our new vintages now available at our Riebeek Valley wine shop πŸ˜‰ 
https://www.riebeekcellars.com/our-wineshop/
#FruityFlavours #Wine #Swartland

 

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Thank you to everyone who joined the festivities at our Wild Olive Acoustic Stage at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival! We had a blast!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Riebeek Cellars Collection

Reminisce on summer days with our new vintages; Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc! They are perfect for those seafood & poultry dishes.
Which varietal do you prefer? #FruityFlavours.

Our latest vintage coming to a supermarket near you soon!
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Reminisce on summer days with our new vintages; Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc! They are perfect for those seafood & poultry dishes.
Which varietal do you prefer? #FruityFlavours.

Our latest vintage coming to a supermarket near you soon!

3 weeks ago

Riebeek Cellars Collection

Reminisce on summer days with our new vintages; Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for those seafood & poultry dishes.

Which varietal do you prefer?
#FruityFlavours.
... See MoreSee Less

Reminisce on summer days with our new vintages; Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for those seafood & poultry dishes.

Which varietal do you prefer?
#FruityFlavours.
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