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About Us

Cape Rock Wines is situated between the towns of Vredendal and Klawer, 300km north from Cape Town and 30 km inland from Doringbaai on the West Coast of South Africa. We grow a variety of red and white grapes, such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Colombard. The vineyards are located on a single 11-hectare farm just above the banks of the Olifants river floodplain.

RED-WINE

Red

Blend of Syrah Mourvèdre and Viognier. Hand picked grapes. Naturally co-fermented. Aged in old 300l french oak barrels for 14 months.

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WHITE-WINE

White

Blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Hand picked grapes. Naturally co-fermented. Aged in 3rd fill 300l french oak barrels on the lees for 5 months.

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CAPA-ROCA WINE

Capa Roca

Blend of Touriga Nacionãl, Souzao and Tinta barocca. Hand picked grapes. Naturally co-fermented. Aged in old french oak barrels for 14 months.

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ASYLUM

Asylum

Chenin Blanc made with grapes from old vineyards, made with as little intervention as possible. No yeasts, acid or enzymes were added. Unfiltered, unfined and not cold stabilised.

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AMNESTY

Amnesty

A blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan and Viognier. No yeasts, acid or enzymes were added. The wine was matured in very old french oak barrels for 14 months. Unfiltered, unfined and not cold stabilised.

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Our Philosophy

We aim to make our wines in the simplest possible way, rather than disguising the origin of the grapes by making use of complicated modern winemaking equipment or techniques, chemical additions or new oak maturation in the cellar.

We mostly use our own grapes and add as little sulphur as possible during the winemaking process. We hand pick all our grapes and press with a small-batch pneumatic or very old champagne press. We use mostly free-run juice or wine and stop pressing before any harsh tannins are released, resulting in wines with a silky mouth feel that can be enjoyed from a young age. We try to make use of natural fermentation where possible, resulting in a broader spectrum of flavours in our wines.

Contact

Cape Rock Wines, R363, Vredendal
Tel: +27 (0)27 2132567