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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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Popular Wineries in Breede River Valley View all

  • Rosendal Winery

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

  • Minnestalgia Winery

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  • Bon Cap the Perfect Blend 2009

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    Wine review by CageyT


  • Excelsior Shiraz Paddock 2009

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    Wine review by spikedc


  • Robertson Winery Rosé Blend Natural Sweet Rose 2007

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    For fans of sweet wine! Read More

    Wine review by linsy12


  • Graham Beck Shiraz 2005

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    $17 Read More

    Wine review by meetings


  • Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc 2009

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    Nice, simple chenin blanc with plenty of citrus and good balance. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Graham Beck Shiraz 2008

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    2008 Shiraz; 14,5%: nice red wine with a ruby-granat colour, aromas of flowers and red fruits with herbal notes.A good equilibrium of "warm" notes left by the tannins and acid-fresh, leaving a long lasting taste in mouth.Very good with dark chocolate. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • Bon Cap the Perfect Blend 2009

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    I have never faired well with Pinotage, but this one was quite surprising. Pours a deep and dark violet color with some lighter purple hues on the edges. Aromas of dark berries, smoke, coffee and tobacco. Starts off with ample amounts of dark berries and smoke. In the middle the smoke subsides a bit with the presence of coffee, tobacco and m... Read More

    Wine review by steve16046


  • Rooiberg Winery Pinotage 2009

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    Strong menthol and wet hay. Smokiness on body. Harsh acidity Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Barista Pinotage Robertson Winery 2010

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    Wine review by Yuri Tabosa


  • Robertson Winery Natural Sweet Red NV

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    This is the most awesome red wine I've ever taste. It's smooth, a unique pleasant taste and smell, and at a resonable price. I've never been a wine drinker but decided to drink it because of hearing red wine was good for the heart and cholesterol. I am so thankful I've ran across this brand and it will be on my shelf for a long time. Thank you a... Read More

    Wine review by Sheridanmc


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