Bianco Fine Wines

We produce a range of fine red wines as well as a dry and semi-sweet Muscat under the "Bianco" label.

De Heuvel Estate, one of the first five farms allocated in the district, was originally registered by its first owner in 1714 and has been a wine grape producer as early as records show. Since 1990 the 450 hectare estate, with its 15 hectares of red grape cultivars, 22 hectare of olives and 400 hectares dedicated to the Bonsmara cattle herd, has been owned and run by the Bianco family, who originally come from Piedmont, Italy.

As it was apparent that the climate and soils around De Heuvel and in the Tulbagh area were well suited to red wine cultivars, a new wine cellar was build at De Heuvel in 1996 for the production of fine red wine.
Harvested exclusively from our own vineyard, the grapes are still picked by hand and emphasis is given to producing quality in a modern-style of early drinking wines.

The wines are fermented under control in open top stainless steel fermenters, and after a period of maceration the wines are pressed and racked to a selection of small French & American oak barrels for between 12 and 14 months.

Winemaking practices that conform to the health and environmentally friendly standards as set out in the “Integrated Production of Wine Regulations” are followed.

The Winemaker
Bianco Wines introduce our new winemaker, Marinus Potgieter, a passionate winemaker who completed his degree in Viticulture & Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch.

His vision for Bianco Wines is to expand the current range of fine wines adding a new-world aspect to the winemaking. Wines which are enjoyable to drink young but with the potential to age well resulting in classical wines.

Marketing
Celeste Potgieter has recently joined us at Bianco Fine Wines and will be taking charge of market penetration of our whole range. Coming from a sales & client relation background in the publishing and printing industry, Celeste's aim is to increase consumer knowledge and acreditability of our fine wines and olives by supplying quality and efficient service to all Bianco Fine Wine consumers.

Production
Cabernet Sauvignon – 18 000 liters
Shiraz – 18 000 liters
Pinotage – 18 000 liters
Muscat – 6000 liters
Nebbiolo - +- 1000 liters

De Heuvel Wine Estate
+27 23 231-0350