Our Wine Trio
In the grounds of L’Auberge Chanteclair there are 4 hectares (10 acres) of land under vines. The first 2 hectares of vines were planted in 1989 and the remainder in 2000, all of which were Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2005 it was decided to remove the older vines at the top of the vineyard and this land remained fallow until 2007 when these were replaced with a variety of viticultures i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Chenin Blanc.
They were first harvested in 2012. This is an exciting time as we are able to experiment with new blends, as well as producing a Chenin Blanc under the Chanteclair label and a pure Malbec, a variety not commonly grown in South Africa.
As a small vineyard we have focused on quality and use only the best 30% of the grapes harvested which results in elegant, high quality wines.
We are very proud of the wines we produce and intend to continue to make improvements in the coming years.