Donkiesbaai

“Family, crayfish and a cold glass of Steen (Chenin Blanc) is part of the history that is Donkiesbaai” These wines are part of the Jean Engelbrecht portfolio inspired by the seaside town of his family holiday home for four generations. Grapes for the wines are sourced from Piekenierskloof and Witzenberg areas both with unique terroir.

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Donkiesbaai

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Donkiesbaai Steen
Donkiesbaai Steen, comes from 38 & 20 year old, unirrigated Chenin Blanc bush vines from Piekenierskloof vineyards. The wines comprising numerous components: with portions being fermented in either stainless steel, French oak, concrete eggs or clay amphora's. Some portions undergo maturation on the lees, whilst other parts are barrel matured. The portions are blended together to create a premium, food-friendly dry white wine.
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Donkiesbaai Grenache Blanc
Donkiesbaai, a small holiday spot on South Africa's west coast, lends it's name to the range of wines from the further-flung corners of South Africa’s winelands. The Grenache Blanc is sourced 80km away, in Piekenierskloof. In keeping with a philosophy of minimal intervention winemaking, the grapes were whole bunch pressed and allowed to spontaneously ferment. Maturation took place on the lees, in a mixture of concrete eggs and seasoned 500L oak barrels.
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Donkiesbaai Suiderkruis
Far up the west coast, about 3 and a half hours drive North of Cape Town, lies an open bay of white sand strewn with black mussels and kelp, with the icy waters of the Atlantic beating the shore. This is Donkiesbaai, where the Engelbrecht family have holidayed for four generations. This unassuming spot lends its name to our adventurous range of wines from the Piekenierskloof, about 80km inland from Donkiesbaai. The wine was made with the cuisine of the west coast in mind. Crayfish, Harders, and a cold glass of wine is part of the history that is Donkiesbaai.
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Donkiesbaai Cinsault
Far up the west coast, North of Lambert’s Bay but South of Doringbaai lies an open bay of white sand strewn with black mussels and kelp, with the icy waters of the Atlantic beating the shore. This is Donkiesbaai, where the Engelbrecht family have holidayed for four generations. This unassuming spot lends its name to our adventurous range of wines from the further-flung corners of South Africa’s winelands. The wine was made with the cuisine of the west coast in mind. Crayfish, Harders, and a cold glass of wine is part of the history that is Donkiesbaai.
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Donkiesbaai Grenache Noir
Grenache Noir is sourced from unirrigated, bush vines from Piekenierskloof, approximately 80km from the West Coast. Minimal intervention winemaking is the philosophy here, with whole berry clusters being fermented spontaneously, in open top fermentation tanks. Maturation takes place in seasoned 500L French oak barrels.
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Donkiesbaai Hooiwijn
Hooiwijn (straw wine) is made from 38 and 20-year-old bush vine Chenin Blanc. Grapes are left on straw mats for 3 weeks to dry, allowing the sugars, acids and flavours to concentrate. Only 2441 bottles of this oak matured dessert wine were made.