Wine Innovation profile: Stellenzicht Vineyards

10th August, 2011 by db_staff

The history of Stellenzicht dates back to 1692 when it was part of a much bigger farm. Its name literally means “view of Stellen”(bosch).

The 227 hectare Stellenzicht (of which 101ha are under vine) is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain between Stellenbosch and False Bay, in the prime wine-growing area known locally as the “Golden Triangle”.

Just 12 kilometres from the ocean, these mountain slopes contribute to a variety of micro-climates. Vineyard altitudes vary from 100m to 400m above sea level. False Bay breezes cool the vineyards in summer, prolonging the ripening process and a range of soil types impart complexity to the wines.

Winemaker Guy Webber joined Stellenzicht in 1998 and has since enjoyed great success, regarding perfect balance as the major determinant of wine quality.

Stellenzicht produces wines with a strong, singular identity that appeals to both traditionalists and the champions of the modern international style of winemaking.

The winery’s standard range includes a Syrah, a Semillon and a blend of Pinotage and Shiraz named Rhapsody.

Its Golden Triangle label, reserved for those wines which most eloquently demonstrate the unique terroir of this special part of the Helderberg, includes a Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

Stellenzicht recently launched its new Cellarmaster’s Release range of wines, consisting of a Chardonnay, Petit Verdot and Pinotage, made without the addition of any sulphites, the first to be released onto the local market.

Contact details:

Address:                      Stellenrust Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa

GPS coordinates:        S 33º 59′ 50.0″
E 018º 51′ 59.8″

Postal address:           P.O. Box 104, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa

Tel:                              +27 (0) 21 880 1103

Fax:                             +27 (0) 21 880 1107

Email:                          info@stellenzicht.co.za

Website:                      www.stellenzicht.co.za

Stellenzicht is one of the entries in this year’s Wine Innovation Masters. Click here for further details.

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