Breede River Valley Wine


The Breede River Valley is a low altitude, flat wine region in South Africa. Much of it has a hot and dry climate that is mostly too intense for cultivating grapes for still wine, but conducive to fortified wines made from Hanespoot (Muscat) and Muscadelle. However, there are areas which benefit from a more temperate climate, allowing the production of table wines. 
Breede River Valley is divided into these subregions:
*Breedekloof: this district benefits from a more temperate climate and mountain slopes, with an array of soil types. Boutique and cooperative wineries produce everything from sparkling, table and dessert wines. Rich expressions of Pinotage and Shiraz are produced along with fruit-forward Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. 
*Robertson: also possesses growing conditions for quality table wines, where vineyards are situated at higher elevations. 
*Swellendam: at the heart of the region, benefits from cooling effects Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Minnestalgia Winery

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  • Rosendal Winery

    The four star Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat is situated on its own farm. The farm was establ...

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  • Excelsior Syrah 2011


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    Wine review by alex7ktrc

  • Van Loveren Pinotage Robertson Wo 2005


    Heerlijke wijn.Die koffie afdronk heel speciaal. Ze hebben ze deze maand in de aanbieding bij Once a Grape [] 5,85.Drinkt ie nog lekkerder..... Read More

    Wine review by Wiebe1970

  • Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    A bit muted on the nose with subtle but attractive aromas of black fruits, violets, woodsmoke, and a hint of mint and rosemary. Big, round and polished in the mouth, this delivers ripe yet fresh black currant and plum fruit gentle framed with clean, fresh oak. The balance is attractive for a wine of this size, smooth yet firm enough though allow... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • Rooiberg Winery Shiraz Robertson Rsa 2007


    A little more bitter than a prefer, but a good full-bodied red that remains light and smooth. Long-lasting aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


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    Wine review by rapepe

  • Excelsior Cabernet 2010


    Great Cabernet at an excellent price. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Barista Coffee Pinotage 2011


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    Wine review by Sandy71

  • Esona Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011


    2011 - Spicy, cigar box, ripe prunes with soft tannins and a lingering after palate. Third fill barrels further added to the structure and softness of this well balanced wine. Read More

    Wine review by Melujones

  • Esona Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2011


    2011 - Apricots, granny smith apples. Barrel fermented and matured in third fill barrel adding to the subtle notes of honey and butterscotch that adds to a lasting finish. Great aging potential. Read More

    Wine review by Melujones

  • where is the steendrift voignier brand of wine winery located?

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  • Visit Rusticus Wine Cellar if you are ever on this most beautiful wine route. They are a very small producer still using antique equipment and their wines are most remarkable. They make an amazing blend called Tilled Earth, which is Cab, Merlot & Shiraz...highly recommended!!!

    Comment by 427864MsWino 427864 MsWino

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