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THE ESTATE & TERROIR

The PaardenKloof brand is one of dedication, detail and hardwork, with a passion for our vineyards and the estate in general. Offering premium matured Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, we are proud to have say that we have only bettered our brand over the years.

THE TERROIR

The PaardenKloof Estate utilises 23 of our 1430 hectares for our vineyards. The harvest area may be smaller than most but we believe that it’s small enough for great quality and big enough for great passion! And if we weren’t confined enough, we have also chosen to limit our harvest to between six and seven tons per hectare to intensify flavours and terroir in small grape berries. This structure has worked beautifully for us, as our grape varietals were specifically chosen for their suitability on our terroir (terroir meaning the unique, natural features of the land that create ideal conditions for a certain variety of grapes).

Needless to say, as passionate as we are about our other projects on the farm, the vineyards hold a special place in our hearts. Our cellar boasts the beautiful wines that we have so lovingly produced through our dedication, research and care. Limited edition, single vineyard varietals of premium matured Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines can be found here, with our ultra- premium quality, slow-matured vintages making their grand debut in 2013 with PaardenKloof Die Lang Pad Shiraz 2008.

HARVEST

We have continuously shown respect for our harvests, focusing on time, the natural environment, and climate and soil structure to ensure a healthy harvest. Paired with our vineyard management, harvesting practices and passion, we have ensured that the PaardenKloof Estate wines give true expression to their unique location, while also perfectly mirroring their own unique personalities.

We are also one of the first South African black-owned wine estates to establish its own vineyards from new plantings and our award winning viticulturist Kevin Watt and our winemakers ensure that our wines are handcrafted and exclusive.