WINE & VINEYARDS

Vineyards

Met koedoes wat die lote top, bakoorjakkalse en uile vir pesbeheer, Bonsmara-mis en pekandoppe vir bemesting, veldgras vir 'n deklaag en die visarend se skrou as agtergrondmusiek kan 'n wingerd nie vir beter terroir vra nie. Voeg hierby die koel Oranjerivierbriesie en die vars, droë Karoolug en jy het 'n swamvrye, natuurlik gesonde wingerd wat topklas wyndruiwe produseer in harmonie met die natuur.


We follow a hands-off approach in the vineyards, which are certified organic with Ecocert. Some cow manure, gypsum and mulch feed the soil and guano is applied as foliar spray during the growing season. Mulching and allowing natural succession to do its thing has seen a cover crop of native grasses return to nourish and protect the soil from the harsh Northern Cape sun. Our dry climate is favourable for producing disease-free grapes without the need for fungicides or pesticides.  

Our high altitude (1,000m above sea level), desert climate and (warm days and cool nights) creates a unique terroir for grapes with compact berries, deep, complex fruit and a fresh, natural acidity. We produce high quality grapes for cellars and wine makers looking for unique flavours and healthy, organically grown grapes.


 

Wine

We specialise in small batches of single cultivar wines. In the spirit of working with nature, we embrace old world wine making techniques such as natural fermentation, wholebunch fermentation,  basket pressing, manual pumpovers and gentle maturation in older French oak.

Our vines were planted in 1999 as a passion project for Hennie, whose Stellenbosch wine-loving roots and pioneering spirit led him to plant small blocks of Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Viognier and Colombar. Small batches of Bordeaux- and Rhone-style blends were produced since 2006 in collaboration with various wine making friends in Stellenbosch.

In 2013, award-winning winemaker Johnnie Calitz of Anura helped kick our wine production into the next gear by producing single barrels of each cultivar to identify the characteristics and test the potential of each cultivar.

In 2015, we registered Prieska as a wine producing region to hail a new era for wines from the Northern Cape. We are currently collaborating with talented, innovative winemaking friends to bring exciting, quality wines of origin Prieska to your glass. Watch this space for our new #WOPrieska Collection coming soon to celebrate our unique terroir.

We are collaborating with talented, innovative winemaking friends to bring exciting, quality wines of origin Prieska to your glass.
Awards & recognition

Our Koedoe Cabernet block is used to make the Landzicht Winemakers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2015 release just received the American Express Trophy for the best Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2017 Old Mutual Awards.

Landzicht was ook klaswenners by die Nasionale Jongwynskou in 2015 met 'n petit verdot (rooi ongehout) en tannat (rooi ongehout), wat albei van Lowerland se druiwe gemaak is.

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