Arabella

+ 27 23 615 2256 Arabella, PO Box 155
Ashton, 6715
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Arabella is a modern wine facility located in a historic property in the Robertson region of South Africa that has been in the De Wet family since the 1860s. The De Wets trace back to the original cellar master of the Dutch East India Company, Jacobus De Wet, and Arabella proudly claims its legacy via his illegitimate son. The grapes are grown at south-facing slopes, with soil moisture carefully monitored and irrigated when necessary. The main varieties grown at the property are Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay. Arabella produces a range of white, red and rosé wines. 

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  • 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...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • 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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  • Arabella Shiraz 2013

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    This was a miss the first time. Nice enough but not what I expected. Perhaps I did not get the right temp or let it breathe properly. I will try again later and if I change my mind I will revise.2nd bottle tried and did not even finish it. Just a miss. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Arabella Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    My Rating 84: Generally thin wine with firm acid backbone.Nose improves over time. This is sold by Naked Wine. Not a good example for their wine picks! Read More

    Wine review by Wolle


  • Arabella Chenin Blanc 2008

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    Delicious! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Arabella Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by GrayMac


  • Arabella Merlot 2009

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    Wine review by GrayMac


  • Arabella Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    A $30 rich tasting cab taste for about $12! One of my favorite cabs for under $15. I look to buy a case and stock it away for real enjoyment years down the road. Read More

    Wine review by BILLDENNY


  • It's Time For Ting! I come from a very large household just presently. Since moving to Cape Town four years ago, I've lived with many interesting people, on my own, with family, my boyfriend and for sporadic short spurts in New York and London.Right now I share a commune with sixteen other super people and we all enjoy getting together and socia... Read More

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  • Arabella Shiraz 2008

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    Wine review by srovang


  • Arabella Merlot 2007

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  • Arabella Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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