Background


Since 1928, when 15 farmers founded the Calitzdorp Wine Cellar in order to export Hanepoot grapes, this cellar in the heart of the ‘Port Capital of South Africa’ has offered choice products to discerning clients. Wine production began in the Second World War, with the Cellar’s fame spreading fast. Calitzdorp Winery currently has 66 members and harvests approximately 2500 tons of grapes annually.

Calitzdorp Winery is particularly famous for the production of ports and sweet wines. White and red table wines of exceptional quality are also available. The Ruby, Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage Ports are highly recommended since 1992 on the yearly Port Festival. Also available is a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Hanepoot, White Muscadel and Golden Jeripico.

TERROIR
The Calitzdorp region unique terrior include the fertile Gamka River Valley and the Swartberg Mountain slopes.
Very cold winters with snow capped peaks and dry, hot summers are ideal for the cultivation of a wide variety of cultivars.

The Calitzdorp Wine Cellar produces an exclusive range of wine, blanc de noir, red and sweet wines which includes the famous Calitzdorp Ports.

CHARDONNAY
This dry, yet fruity top seller often wins prizes at wine shows. Delicious with barbecued snoek.

SAUVIGNON BLANC
A zesty wine with a gentle aroma of cutt-grass and ripe tropical fruit flavours wit a lengthy finish. Easy-drinking wine to be enjoyed often.

BLANC DE NOIR
A pleasant, slightly sweet wine with an unusual colour. This is one of our bestsellers. Enjoy it with spicy foods!

MERLOT
This prize winning red wine is ages in small French oak barrels. A delicate, easy drinking wine, serve on its own or enjoy with barbecued lamb chops.

WHITE MUSCADEL
A prize winning dessert wine, full-sweet and with a deep golden colour and typical raison character. Enjoy this wine as a winter warmer and in summer with crushed ice.

CAPE VINTAGE PORT
One of the Cellar's top wines and a firm favourite with the visitors to the annual Calitzdorp Port Festival. It shows excellent ageing potential. Enjoy this port as an aperitif, also an ideal companion to noir chocolate, rich cheeses, green fig preserve and fresh nuts.

OTHER VARIETIES:
Touriga Naqional
Shiraz
Golden Jerepigo
Late Harvest

5 LITRES:
Dry Red
Grand Cru
Late Harvest

2006

'SA Nasionale Jongwynskou 2006'
White Muscadel 2006 - SA Champion in the white Muscadel class and crowned with the Overhex 'wisseltrofee'

Veritas 2006
Gold
White Muscadel 2005
Bronze
Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Hanepoot 2004

'Klein Karoo Jongwynskou 2006'
Class Winners
White Muscadel Jerepigo, Pinotage, Petit Verdot and Hanepoot Jerepigo
Gold Medals
Petit Verdot / Merlot, Cape Vintage Port
Silver Medals
Shiraz, Chenin Blanc / Chardonnay, Blanc de Noir
Champion and Trophy Winners
White Muscadel Jerepigo - Great Champion - PK Le Roux Trophy
Pinotage - Champion Winner - Grundheim Trophy

'Suid-Kaap Markklaar Wynskou'
Double Gold
Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Gold
Sweet Hanepoot 2004, White Muscadel 2005
Silver
Shiraz 2005, Merlot 2005, Touriga Nacional 2005, Chardonnay 2005, Golden Jerepigo, Vintage Port 2005

Wine Magazine - Value Awards
Touriga Nacional 2005, Cape Vintage Port 2005

International Sweet Wine Challenge
Bronze - White Muscadel 2005, Sweet Hanepoot 2004

Swiss Air Seal of Approval
White Muscadel 2005

2005

Klein Karoo Market Ready Show 2005
Double Gold - Touriga Naqional 2004
Champion Chardonnay - Chardonnay 2005
Champion White - Chardonnay 2005

2004

National Wine Show 2004
Gold - Hanepoot
Silver - Chardonnay

Veritas 2004
Gold - Muskadel 2003

Southern Cape Market Ready Show 2004
Double Gold - Muskadel 2003
Silver - Cape Vintage Port 2004
Bronze - Merlot 2004
Bronze - Blanc De Noir 2004
Bronze - Natural Sweet

Klein Karoo Market Ready Show 2004
Gold & Show Champion - Hanepoot
Gold - Chardonnay 2004
Bronze - Blanc De Noir 2004

OPENING TIMES
Monday – Friday :
08h00 to 13h00 &
14h00 to 17h00

Saturday :
08h00 to 12h00

Public Holidays :
08h00 to 17h00

(Not including Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Year's Dayr)

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar
+27 44 213-3301