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

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De Wetshof Sauvignon Blanc
A soft, juicy and tropical style Sauvignon Blanc, from white wine specialists, De Wetshof, situated in the Robertson Wine Valley.
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De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay
The Robertson Valley has an exceptionally high limestone content, due to the many termite colonies that have calcified over the millennia. One of De Wershof's vineyards is planted on a hill where the limestone is so abundant it shimmers in low light and is where the grapes of the Limestone Hill orginate. Optimum varietal expression of the Chardonnay grape are captured in this unwooded wine.
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De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay
Site-specific vineyards form an intergral part of De Wetshof's winemaking ethos. The Bon Vallon vineyards have limestone-rich and broken mountain rock soils, that allows the Chardonnay to express it's natural complexities and true varietal expression. Bon Vallon is a fresh and vibrant unwooded wine.
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De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay
Finesse is part of the De Wetshof DNA, one of the estate's most popular Chardonnays. Danie de Wet introduced this wine in 1989, to showcase the bright freshness Chardonnay can deliver with lesser oaking in older wood.
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De Wetshof The Site Chardonnay
Planted with a selection of Chardonnay imported from Burgundy, "The Site" is a 2.55Ha vineyard, that reaffirms De Wetshof's belief that single and site specific vineyards are non-negotiable, wherever the aim is to create outstanding Chardonnay. This wine gains further character and an added dimension through bottle maturation for up to 10 years.
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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 Riesling
De Wetshof was the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley in 1972. Danie de Wet, a pioneer of noble white wines in South Africa, ensures all efforts are made to produce a Riesling of elegance and unique site expression. The grapes are harvested at a perfectly ripe stage, when the fruit has developed the rich, true characteristics of the Riesling grape.
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De Wetshof Lilya Dry Rosé
A softly pink rosé, made from Cabernet Franc in the classic method, of bleeding juice of red grapes shortly after crushing. The de Wets have been producing wine on this historic Robertson Wine Estate for generations. This delicate, yet structured rosé is named after Lilya, a fourth generation de Wet.
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De Wetshof Cabernet Sauvignon
The soil, sun and aspect of De Wetshof Estate in the Breede River Valley, allows this classically styled wine to express freshness, power, elegance and a delicate plushness. French oak enhances the fresh fruity aromas and flavours, as the wines go through barrel fermentation and a further 18 months barrel maturation.
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De Wetshof Nature in Concert Pinot Noir
Maturation in fine French oak assists in unleashing the typical Pinot Noir fruit flavours whilst maintaining all the characteristics of an elegant wine. 2017 is the first vintage to see commercial release since 2013.
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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 Edeloes
This natural dessert wine is only made in years when higher than average humidity allows the Riesling grapes to develop to the exquisitely ripe stage when Botyrtis sets in.