Winemaking

Seidelberg is planted at a ratio of 85 percent red and 15 percent white grape varieties.

WHITE GRAPE VARIETIES
Seidelberg is planted at a ratio of 80% red and 20% white grape varieties. white cultivars are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Viognier.

RED GRAPE VARIETIES
Seidelberg is planted at a ratio of 80 percent red and 20 percent white grape varieties. The red varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinotage, Malbec and Mouverdre. We also have a small amount of Muscat de Frontignan, which is used in our dessert wine.

HARVEST
We harvest by hand in baskets and use sorting tables to remove any bunches which do not meet our stringent quality standards. Only the best, most carefully tended and selected="true" grapes are used in the making of Seidelberg wine.

CELLAR
The grapes are transported to the destalker in baskets or small wooden bins in order to keep them in the best possible condition. On arrival at the cellar the grapes are weighed, then sorted before passing through the crusher and into the cellar.

WINE MAKING
Our winemaking team begin the painstaking process of turning high quality fruit into premium wines, each with the individual character which typifies Seidelberg wines.

EVOLUTION
Using a tried and tested mixture of centuries old tradition combined with modern technology, they carefully nurture each batch of grapes through every stage of their evolution all the way to the bottle.

YEAST
Each wine is inoculated with a specific yeast to bring out the best in that particular cultivar.

THE WINE
Many of our red wines are still fermented the old way, in open fermentor, because we know that it will bring out the best in them. Oak barrels from a wide variety of cooperages are used as a subtle complement to the rich, complex flavours of the wines.

Seidelberg Wine Estate
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