About Anwilka Wines

Anwilka is located in Stellenbosch, a region recognized as the Cape's premium red wine producing district. The significant maritime influence in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch enables exceptional fruit quality.

Anwilka is located in Stellenbosch, a region recognized as the Cape's premium red wine producing district. The significant maritime influence in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch enables exceptional fruit quality. The matching of grape varieties to specific sites was carefully considered. Soils are of moderate potential, allowing low vine vigour and consistently healthy vines. A gentle slope assisting drainage during the winter rains. Minimal irrigation is used, and good water retention capacity avoids excessive hydric stress.

Anwilka was previously owned by Lowell Jooste (the former co-owner of Klein Constantia) along with internationally well-known Bordeaux wine personalities Hubert de Boüard (co- owner of Chateau Angélus in Saint-Émilion) and Bruno Prats (former owner of Chateau Cos d’Estournel in Saint- Estèphe). In 2005 the eponymous maiden vintage blend of Syrah-Cabernet was released garnering accolades from notable wine personalities such as Robert Parker who described it as "the finest red wine I have ever had from South Africa".

The vineyards are run by manager Piet Neethling and the wine made by young South African oenologist Jean du Plessis. Much guidance was provided in the initial years by Prats, who successfully directed Cos-d'Estournel, the leading Médoc 2nd growth, for 28 years and de Boüard who steered Angélus to achieve St-Émilion first-growth status. These two gentlemen continue to provide invaluable advice as minority shareholders in the amalgamated Klein Constantia and Anwilka Vineyard venture.

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