The wine must be a true reflection of our terroir created from our own vineyards. Nurtured, produced and bottled with minimal interference.
It’s the soil with all the microbes, cycle of elements and the help of living organisms that creates the heartbeat for my vines. The location towards the sun, wind and holistic climate conditions reflects the uniqueness of each vineyard.
Spontaneous fermentation, no added yeast, is used with no enzymes. Maturation takes place in neutral vessels to bring through the unique vineyard characteristics which is specific to the site.”
Lourens Van Der Westhuizen
Soil: Deep Red Clay soil.
Climate: Influenced by everyday South Eastern breeze cooling off the valley, big variation in day & night temperatures in Summer leading to slow, even ripening! Morning Fog and cold winter days with low to medium rainfall.
Location of vineyard: Between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range, North facing vineyards, South in the Robertson valley grown on Rivergold farm number: 06069.