De Wetshof Estate

De Wetshof Estate, situated in the Robertson Wine Valley, is a premium Chardonnay House in South Africa, creating a range of wines shaped by the diversity of site-specific vineyards exposed to the region’s unique soil. Each wine in the range exudes character and individuality and rates among the finest Chardonnays in the New World with a style described as classical and Burgundian. A family-owned estate, De Wetshof combines good common sense viticultural and oenological practices with cutting-edge technology, creating a distinctive portfolio of top quality wines for the domestic and international markets. De Wetshof is a globally recognised, contemporary Chardonnay House dedicated to crafting site specific, singular Chardonnays, each with a unique story for knowledgeable, discerning consumers who want to discover and explore new and interesting products and experiences.

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De Wetshof Nature in Concert Pinot Noir
Beautiful expressions of full-ripe berries and cherries complemented by pronounced velvety-nutty flavours and a smooth juicy finish. Maturation in the finest French oak allows nuance without compromising Pinot Noir fruit integrity.
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De Wetshof Lilya Dry Rosé
Lilya de Wet, daughter of CEO, Johann de Wet and his wife Gera is a fourth generation de Wet on this beautiful Robertson Wine Estate, where fine wine has been made for over 150 years. History is important to the family under the mantra that ‘one cannot know where you are going unless you know where you come from.’ Meticulous record keeping since the early 70s means that the De Wets know what to expect from each block each vintage.
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De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay
An unwooded wine from the Bon Vallon vineyards with soils rich in limestone and broken mountain rock affording pristine varietal expression of classic citrus, wild flowers and grilled nut, nuanced with minerality on a brisk fresh finish.
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De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay
The soils' limestone and clay components help the vines to develop strong citrus flavours with a pronounced nuttiness on the mid-palate which leads through to a clean finish with zesty citrus notes. The wine matures beautifully, the years adding dimension and complexity.
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De Wetshof Naissance Cabernet Sauvignon
Naissance means 'birth' and it is from this concept of the original Bordeaux origins of Cabernet Sauvignon that this wine takes its name and inspiration capturing the essence of one of the world’s great classical red grape varieties.
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De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay
An unwooded Chardonnay named after the clay and lime rich soils in the vineyard of its origins that impart a textbook typical citrus fruit clarity allowing the wine ample complexity in its unadorned form.
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De Wetshof Thibault
The wine is named after Louis-Michel Thibault, the famous French architect who designed many of the Cape’s magnificent 18th and 19th century buildings. The De Wetshof Estate’s main building is based on Thibault’s famous Koopmans-De Wet House in Cape Town, and the winery’s design is also modelled on one of the architect’s drawings. This Bordeaux-style wine fuses two of the world’s great classical red cultivars to create a wine of elegance, power and individuality.
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De Wetshof Riesling
An aromatic, crisp and delicate Alsace-style dry Rhine Riesling with an intriguing complex green apple, lime and spice character that finishes with finesse. Great food wine.
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De Wetshof Sauvignon Blanc
The wine is soft with mild acids allowing fresh tropical flavours to come to the fore. Hints of green and ripe figs are present and the finish is crisp with a lasting clean minerality.
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De Wetshof The Site Chardonnay
The wine is named after the exact site of the vineyard from which this wine is made, a vineyard that has consistently shown greatness in its ability to produce quality wines. This unique site is honoured in a wine that reaffirms De Wetshof's belief that single vineyard and site-specific vineyards are non-negotiable wherever the aim is to create great Chardonnay.
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De Wetshof Bateleur Chardonnay
A legendary chardonnay from a spectacular vineyard rendering a unique eloquent wine with a tremendous core of pure citrus fruit character opulently oak fermented and matured adding toasty nutty complexity that unfolds in fascinating layers on a lingering finish.
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De Wetshof Edeloes
Deliciously generous Rhine Riesling Noble Late Harvest dessert wine with rich aromas apricot, honey and tea leaves finishing with nectar intensity balanced by assertive natural acidity.