Region: Bot River, South Africa
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaking: Whole bunch pressed and fermented in clay amphorae, and then aged for ten months in the same.
Annual Production: Very Limited
The Sauvignon Blanc is part of our Gabriëlskloof Range, together with the Rosebud, Chenin Blanc, The Blend and Syrah. This range offers a selection of boutique-style wines that always over-deliver on quality and value.
The 2020 vintage was about two weeks earlier than previous years. Cool conditions during harvest made for fresh, crisp wines.
Gabriëlskloof is the realisation of a dream for South African Bernhard Heyns, who searched for several years to find the unique piece of land that would 'root him to the spot'. Local farmer Barry Anderson had heard about Bernhard’s mission and arranged to meet him on a windy summer’s day in 2001 at a farm called "Avontuur" on the outskirts of Botrivier. Both immediately recognised the potential of this piece of land (at the time covered with wheat and canola, and home to a few wandering sheep) and soon after, Bernhard bought what is today Gabriëlskloof.