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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sémillon

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

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  • Vergelegen Red Blend Stellenbosch Red 2002

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    Classic South African eucalyptus, green pepper aromas, tar leather and herbed palate -- a bit of spice and a long complex finish that's quite herbaceous. Full of black pepper. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Vergelegen Red Blend Stellenbosch Red 2002

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    Meaty, gamey nose leading to a very dry, aged wine with notes of christmas spices that work with the herbal quality well. Very nice, offbeat and interesting. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Vergelegen Red Blend Stellenbosch Red 2002

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    What a cool, crisp nose with tobacco, blackberry, mint, roast meats and poblano chile and a hint of cinnamon all in harmony. On the palate this had a clean, fresh feel with precise yet unevolved fruit that didn't match the complexity promised by the nose. Rich with crisp and smoky blackberry fruit with vegetal hints of mint and asparagus adding ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Last night was an excellent event, thanks to everyone that was involved and attended. This thread is to create a consolidated list of the wines that were poured. I'll fill in what I recorded, and hope others will jump in and flesh it out:WILSON DANIELS WINES:- Schramsberg Cremant (Vintage?) - URL to come- 2005 Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss Kritt Pin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Snooth North Square Open that...


  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2005

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    Vinho refrescante com bom tom cítrico. Perfeito para um dia típico de verão. Read More

    Wine review by Gusman


  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2008

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    clean, green, pea-shoot smell with a touch of fennel and lemon pith. The palate, as Sauvignon should be, is fresh, crisp and squeaky clean. The intensity will get that palate a-quivering via the acidic backbone. Hints of straw, green peppers, peas and a slight touch of sweetness lessens that firm acidic crispness. http://www.spittoon.biz/two_win... Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Vergelegen Merlot Stellenbosch 2004

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    wasnt great, very sharp Read More

    Wine review by Mitchlucky13


  • Vergelegen Merlot Stellenbosch 1999

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    Mocha chocolate and sweet wild berries, easy finish with silky smooth tannins Read More

    Wine review by Mitchlucky13


  • Vergelegen Shiraz 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by tradeup


  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2005

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    OK, those of you who have been loyal readers of my reviews already know I am not a big fan of Sauvignon Blanc. For me, choosing Sauvignon Blanc is boring. Picture going into a wonderful bakery with a shelf full of artisanal bread, and instead of buying a beautiful Rye or Pumpernickel you buy white "Wonder Bread". I know, many of you that are fan... Read More

    Wine review by WineGent


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