Kleine Zalze is a family-owned winery situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Winemaking has taken place there since 1695 but it was in 1996, when Kobus Basson and his family purchased the property, that the modern Kleine Zalze was born. Kleine Zalze is situated two miles outside the town of Stellenbosch in South Africa. The regional climate is Mediterranean, with hot dry summers and cool wet winters. The Kleine Zalze range of wines come from vineyards that are exposed to fresh ocean breezes from the coast, which is just 9 miles away. These breezes have a moderating effect on the hot summers. The resulting slightly cooler climate yields delicate flavours whilst at the same time provides optimal growing and ripening conditions for the fruit.