- Jennifer Tritle Oitzman
Western Cape, South Africa; Day 5
Updated: Feb 16, 2021
Day 5: Waterkloof, Idiom and on to Camps Bay/Cape Town!
Waterkloof Vineyard and Winery
Winemaker; Nadia Langenegger
Region: Coastal Region
District: Stellenbosch, Ward; Sommerset West
In 1993 Paul Boutinot commenced his search for a vineyard site with the potential to produce truly ne wine with a dening sense of origin. The classic areas, capable of growing naturally balanced grapes such as the Cote d’Or, Chablis, Paulliac, Barolo, etc. were either unavailable or unattainable (rich men’s toys), so he had to find a new classic. It took ten years to narrow the search down to a small area on the south-facing slopes of the Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay in the Cape. As soon as he was led up a steep ravine opening out into a hidden amphitheatre of potential, all his experience and intuition told him: THIS IS IT! Waterkloof was born, and the hard work began.
Wines currently carried by Okoboji Wines: Circumstance: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Merlot False Bay: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Pinotage Bushvine, Whole Bunch Cinsault Rose