OUR VINEYARDS

Nestled in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, in the heart of the Swartland region, you’ll find rolling slopes of vineyards that thrive in rugged, untamed beauty. These vineyards are the legacy of generations that have nurtured these vines through tough, dry-land conditions, to produce a distinctive collection of wines, the Riebeek Cellars Collection.

Only the finest of our own vineyards are selected and groomed specifically for the Riebeek Cellars Collection range. Each wine in the range has been blended from a selection of two or three vineyards nurtured for each specific wine. These are our class 1 vineyards and significant investment goes into these vineyards to continuously improve quality. We don’t buy in any grapes or wine for the Riebeek Cellars Collection range because we believe β€˜credible’ provenance is the new luxury. This makes us proudly and authentically W.O. Swartland.

Grapes from bush-vine vineyards are becoming rarer as yields diminish and harvest costs soar. These bush-vine vineyards are the hidden gems of the Swartland region. Our bush-vine vineyards are respected, protected and curated specifically for the depth & breath they add to our Riebeek Cellars Collection

Our terroir 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 focussed fruit and great purity.

Grapes from bush-vine vineyards are becoming rarer as yields diminish and harvest costs soar. These bush-vine vineyards are the hidden gems of the Swartland region. Our bush-vine vineyards are respected, protected and curated specifically for the depth & breath they add to our Riebeek Cellars Collection

Our terroir 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 focussed fruit and great purity.

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