The Cloof Winery

+27 22 492 2839 Po Box 265
Darling, 7345
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The West Coast village of Darling is home to artists, actors, retired financiers, farmers and other interesting people (we’d count ourselves amongst those). Even if the region geographically (not to mention demographically) is more than a little off-centre, Darling’s annual wild flower show – showcasing a selection of the 1200 flowering species to be found here – makes it the focal point of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Late in 2006 Cloof and Burghers Post were named Champions under the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, in recognition of the steps we’ve taken to conserve pristine natural vegetation, and to rehabilitate previously cultivated areas. The programme also sets extremely strict standards in terms of the potential environmental impact of vineyard and cellar activities. Darling’s unique combination of soils and climate (more on that in the Our Vineyards section of this website) give rise to the trademark bold-flavoured richness of Cloof wines. – Description from JelaDragoljevic

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  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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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  • Cloof Shiraz the Very Sexy 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Rich fruit, spices, great length. Perfect value. Read More

    Wine review by kuronotenshi


  • Cloof Cabernet-Syrah Blend Groenekloof Bosstok 2006

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    Although it might not be the most complex red wine on the planet, I really liked this one. The blend of Cabarnet Sauvignon & Shiraz show a good balance, no weak spots, no "wow-moments" either, but very drinkable and your bottle will sure be empty at the end of the night. (If you like red fruits and the typical oak-flavors..) Read More

    Wine review by JDR


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  • Cloof Pinotage Groenekloof 2003

    Snoothrank:

    This wine has a purple-redish color. Got a bit of red fruit nose and spice with a short finish, though have a bit of grassy-bitter/chemical after-taste. It is not a very good wine in my opinion and is definitely not worth the price shown (USD $110.50). Read More

    Wine review by Piccolo126


  • The Dark Side Cloof Darling South Africa 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Tastes of soap. One of the worst wines I have ever had the misfortune of drinkng. Avoid at all costs. Read More

    Wine review by Ryan Moynagh


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