There are 59.5 hectares under vine of which 70% is white: Sauvignon Blanc (64% of total plantings) and Semillon. The red varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Malbec. The farm is also one of only a handful in the Cape to have invested in the red Italian variety Nebbiolo. From an initial 2000 cases, Steenberg Vineyards now produces over 40 000 cases per annum, with a maximum capacity of 70 000 cases.
Constantia Valley, South Africa
The Cape’s first farm, established in 1682, has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Just 20 minutes from the bustling heart of the Mother City, Steenberg feels miles from the world. The original Manor House has been lovingly restored and declared a Provincial Heritage Site. Here the legendary elegance and traditions of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the most refined comforts and conveniences of our modern age.
The philosophy is that the “wines are grown in the vineyard and then cared for in the winery”. Special attention was therefore placed in obtaining the very best and latest known clones and matched to the correct soils and slopes. Environmentally considerate farming practices are employed as far as possible, with the help of non-toxic, natural formulas of pest control, and the employment of natural predators for help in keeping the grapes as healthy as possible.
Certificate Of Excellence
The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.
It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.
Buyers, distributors, business partners and even travelers are more eager to contact awarded wineries to buy their wines and visit the winery.
The certificate displays wineries name and relevant year, it can be shared on website, social media or used for promotional purposes. It is also possible to receive the framed version by post.
Contact us to find out how you can qualify today!