Franschhoek has a colourful prodigy of over 320 years when by chance of history and circumstance, 44 French Huguenots fled religious persecution and were granted land in this lush and verdant valley. By nature of their knowledge and flair for wine grape cultivation and production, they laid the foundations that successfully established Franschhoek as one of the truly great wine and food destinations in South Africa. Franschhoek Vineyards Ltd was founded in 1945 by a group of local farmers to vinify their grapes on a co-operative basis. They have long since shed this old co-op image and they are now operating as a private winery within the premium wine stable of DGB (Pty) Ltd.
Ripe apple fruit mingles with tropical flavours leading to a beautiful clean, dry finish.
Try with corned beef hash.
The ripe Chenin Blanc grapes are picked in the coolest part of the day and transported to Cape Cellers spotless and large winery, where they are pressed, fermented in steel tanks using a yeast strain to enhance the bright floral and grapefruit characters of the variety. after fermentation the wine is settled, filtered and bottled.