Partner wineries involved in the Grape Compass
In the first trial run of Grape Compass, eight high-profile wine producers in the Western Cape are currently using Grape Compass. They provide data and valuable user-experience feedback on the basis of a series of interviews to improve the application’s effectiveness.
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We are proud to present our partner wineries (in alphabetical order):
“A holistic approach to community and land, to wine making and to enduring good business practices is what sustains Delheim. The aim has always been to nurture a strong culture of sustainable development on the farm and within the community that grows up and works together on the Delheim estate.”
DeMorgenzon Wine Estate
“We are committed to sustainable and appropriate agriculture and are sensitive to the environment. We have always farmed naturally and respect the vine as a part of a viable and varied ecosystem, rooted in a living soil. Notable wine inevitably expresses the earth in which it grows.”
DeToren Private Cellar
“We do not adopt a blanket approach to anything we do. We use modern technology available and access the knowledge pool of the University of Stellenbosch to assist us. We choose the correct rootstocks for the correct soil and give it the correct irrigation and gentle treatment in order for the plant to reach the optimal and near-perfect berry…delivering the desired style of our wines.”
Ghost Corner Wines by David Nieuwoudt
“The extreme and mysterious landscape at the southernmost tip of Africa has been the inspiration for the Ghost Corner wines. Inland from this dramatic coastline, in the Elim Ward, lie the vineyards where David Nieuwoudt is making the most of excellent growing conditions, cooling southeasterly breezes and extreme climate.”
Kaapzicht Wine Estate
“For 3 generations the Steytler Family has been running their 190 hectare large estate hands-on: Brothers Danie and George being the winemaker and viticulturist and their wives being in charge of marketing and finances, as well hiring out a venue and a self-catering cottage. This beautiful estate in the Bottelary Hills celebrated its 60th anniversary as a family farm in 2006.”
Kanonkop Wine Estate
“Kanonkop Estate is situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape and confidently boasts with some of South Africa’s most premium wines. The Estate is situated on 125 hectares, of which 100 hectares are planted to vine. Besides the solid foundation on which the estate’s winemaking principles are based, it is also blessed with ideal soils, cool sea breezes and long summer days, creating the perfect climate for growing grapes.”
Muratie Wine Estate
“Tucked into the exquisite Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch, Muratie Wine Estate, under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family, has been at the heart of a lot of passionate debate. This debate is centred largely around the desire to protect a century’s old wine experience that is a magnet for wine lovers around the world. The farm itself dates back to 1685 when it was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel who was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the time.
“The Quoin Rock winery is situated on the foothills of the Simonsberg near Stellenbosch. This region is known for producing more complex and full bodied wines, which is partly due to the high red clay content in the soils that are characteristic of the area, and for which reason it was known as the “Clay Hole” long ago.”