The Vineyards

The vineyards, all north or north-west facing, are situated against the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain.

All 3 varietals were hand-picked from trellised vineyards, growing in Hutton and Glenrosa soils. The vineyards, all north or north-west facing, are situated against the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between 160 and 500 metres above sea level and benefit from the cooling effect of the afternoon maritime breezes during the ripening season.

At the time of picking the Merlot vines were 5 - 19 years old, the Cabernet Sauvignon between 8 and 19 years old and the Shiraz, 15 years old.

The Merlot yielded 5 tons per ha, the Cabernet Sauvignon between 4 and 5 tons per ha, while the Shiraz and Cabernet Franc produced only 3 tons per ha.


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