Clos Malverne

+27 21 865 2022 P.O. Box 187, Devon Vally
Stellenbosch, 7600
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Seymour Pritchard bought the 10-hectare farm Malvern Heights in 1969 from Colonel JW Billingham, who had named the farm after the rolling hills around Malvern in his native England. When winemaking came into Seymour's sights in the mid-1980's France was still at the centre of the wine universe so he “Frenchised” the name to Clos Malverne . By 1985 Clos Malverne had already been supplying its wine grapes to Stellenbosch Farmers’ Winery for a number of years, when Jeremy Walker, now of Grangehurst farm, suggested to Seymour at a braai that Christmas Eve that they make wine from Clos Malverne’s grapes. So, 800 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon were made in 1986 and this and the 1987 vintage were so encouraging that Seymour decided to go into winemaking full time. The Cabernet Sauvignon ’88 was the first release to the public and a year later Jeremy Walker joined Seymour as full-time winemaker. During the 90’s Clos Malverne grew from strength to strength and also increased vineyard plantations which consists of Pinotage, Merlot and Shiraz and a whole range of red wines were in the market place with many being blends. 1995 Clos Malverne was one of the very first wineries to produce a classic Cape Blend. Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinotage

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

  • Syrah

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Merlot

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

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