Vergelegen Wines

Vergelegen, meaning "situated far away", was granted to the Governor of the Cape in 1700 and the property has had a long and fascinating history since that time. Willem Adriaan Van der Stel, was a man of divergent interests who transformed the uncultivated land into a veritable paradise. He planted vines, camphor trees and oaks, laid out fruit orchards and orange groves, and introduced cattle and sheep. During its long history Vergelegen has developed a unique culture. It is embodied in physical properties, in its people and in the more aesthetic traditions handed down over the last 300 years. The property still gives pleasure to its numerous visitors with its layout, including the historic camphor trees and octagonal garden, the stately homestead and the fertile valley where fine wines are grownToday, it is one of those rare places where the visitor can begin a progressive discovery into a world that harmonises the past and present; where an air of dreaminess pervades; and where synergy between 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...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Good call Anthony. I do love the Hamilton Russel after a few years. The oak needs to settle down and integrate but they are compelling wines and great values. I was putting together a list for gift giving and the RRV Pinot make great gifts, even when they are not the best wine in their class. Cabernet comes out tomorrow and I did include a pair ... Read More

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  • In your post ref  Pinot Noir I think you heavily over epmphasized the Californian Russian River wines, if you want the best outside Burgundy you'd have to include Hamilton Russel of the Eastern Cape South Africa, on good years this can be sublime.  I agree about New Zealand they make great Pinots.Anthony james Read More

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  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Reserve 2010

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    Probably one of the finest Sauvignon Blancs to emerge from the Western Cape. This is a wine full of bright zingy citrus and liime with fine grassy aromas and hints of gooseberry. It has a freshness reminiscent of Sancerre and great balance to match. Crisp acidity, ripe, not over ripe fruit and well balanced alcohol make this a top Sauvignon Blan... Read More

    Wine review by Mary John Baumann


  • Vergelegen Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Cabernet-Merlot 2008

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2006

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    Wine review by Chrdit


  • Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2003

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    Wine review by Teppo


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  • White Blends Vergelegen White

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    A pale yellow in colour with a green hue. Freshly squeezed lime juice on the nose, refined and elegant with mineral overtones. Superb wine. Buy it and keep it in the cellar for a few more years ! Tends to win every white wine trophy in SA...52% Sauvignon Blanc 48% Semillon Read More

    Wine review by 359336LiveTheLife 359336 LiveTheLife


  • Vergelegen Chardonnay Stellenbosch Reserve 2007

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    The wine shows an attractive lemony yellow-green colour with a complex nose of citrus, vanilla, butterscotch, tropical fruit and mineral tones. On the palate the taste is long and full with no excessive wooding. Complex, powerful yet still elegant. A fantastic 5-star Chardonnay ! Read More

    Wine review by 359336LiveTheLife 359336 LiveTheLife


  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Reserve 2008

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    Full-flavoured wine with a long aftertaste. In my humble opinion a 5-star Sauvignon Blanc ! Love it, Tast it, Live It ... Disclaimer : I'm a "Vergelegen" Fan ! Read More

    Wine review by 359336LiveTheLife 359336 LiveTheLife


  • Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2003

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    Wine review by RBoulanger


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