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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • 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...

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  • After much anticipation Snooths OTBN was apon us! We were meeting in the wonderfully elegant Deco Room at North Square Restaurant here in New York City to celebrate, well, celebrating! That is, of course, the point of OTBN. Begun a decade ago precisely in order to give people the reason to celebrate and open that special bottle that had always s... Read More

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  • Vergelegen Red Blend Stellenbosch Red 2002


    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


    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


    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

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  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2005


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

    Wine review by Gusman

  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2008


    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. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler

  • Vergelegen Merlot Stellenbosch 2004


    wasnt great, very sharp Read More

    Wine review by Mitchlucky13

  • Vergelegen Merlot Stellenbosch 1999


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

    Wine review by Mitchlucky13

  • Vergelegen Shiraz 2004


    No written review

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