Big open skies, arid deserts, the vast flowing landscape, with its unforgiving climate and rugged bush vines, this is wild country, this is Swartland. The contrast with manicured Constantia and oh-so-cool Stellenbosch couldn’t be greater. But right now, Swartland is the most exciting wine region in South Africa. A new wave of winemakers are making ground-breaking wines from Rhône varietals and it is part of a revolution that has got everybody talking. The Swartland Winery is producing iconic and award-winning wines in this fashionable and dynamic region, so naturally, we are delighted to offer their wines.
Swartland Winery is situated about 70km north of Cape Town and 3km outside the town of Malmesbury on the road to Paarl. In the heart of the Swartland the winery harvests its grapes from wine farms spread out on the hills around Malmesbury. The vineyards benefit from the constant cool breezes that blow off the Atlantic Ocean, effectively sustaining the many microclimates, while the proximity to mountain ranges adds its own dimension to the physical characteristics of the grape berry.