Hermanuspietersfontein Boerdery

Our 320ha picturesque farm lies on two adjoining farms, Waboom and Waterval, in the Sundays Glen wine ward, nestled in a valley between the mountains close to Stanford and the Atlantic Ocean where we cultivate and have under vine:

Our 320ha picturesque farm lies on two adjoining farms, Waboom and Waterval, in the Sundays Glen wine ward, nestled in a valley between the mountains close to Stanford and the Atlantic Ocean where we cultivate and have under vine:

• Cabernet Sauvignon - 10 ha • Sauvignon Blanc - 25 ha
• Shiraz - 5 ha • Semillon - 3 ha
• Cabernet Franc - 4 ha • Viognier - 1 ha
• Merlot - 3 ha • Nouvelle - 1 ha
• Malbec - 2 ha • Granache - 0.6 ha
• Petit Verdot - 1 ha • Mourvèdre - 0.6 ha

By virtue of the elevation our vineyards catch and enjoy the cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. This creates a unique micro-climate which plays a major role in setting the character of the wines.

The two farms differ dramatically in respect of soil types and slopes. On Waboom with its westerley slopes, we concentrate on Bordeaux cultivars (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and the unique South African cultivar, Nouvelle.

On Waterval, with its easterly slopes we concentrate on the Rhône varieties: Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Grenache.

The farms lie in the winter rainfall region with occasional summer showers from the south-east. The prevailing south-easterly summer winds, and the high elevation of the farm (220 –230m above sea level), make this pocket about 2°C cooler than the adjacent area. The average annual rainfall here is 650 mm.

The soil varies from weathered shale to weathered granite with a gravel top soil and a clay sub-soil. The farm is a haven for a variety of fauna such as duiker, reebok, cerval and baboon. Leopard spoor is often spotted.

Hermanuspietersfontein Boerdery is covered with fynbos on the unplanted slopes and with large tracts of land which have been left in their pristine state. Much effort is being expended to clear the entire farm of invasive alien plants.
Hermanuspietersfontein Boerdery became a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) in 2007. The goals of BWI are to minimise the further loss of threatened natural habitat, and to contribute to sustainable wine production, through the adoption of biodiversity guidelines by the South African wine industry.

We have already implemented the biodiversity guidelines, we conserve our ecosystems, and we incorporate a biodiversity story and vision in our wine experience.

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