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Rietvallei Wine Showcase – Rietvallei Classic Collection


The Rietvallei Classic Collection features the estate’s best-loved wines. The collection was created by Kobus’ father, Johnny Burger, in 1976, with the Rietvallei Estate Red Muscadel. The barrel-fermented Chardonnay was added in 1987. In 2002, 15 years later, the collection expanded to include the Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. These wines remain the heart of the Rietvallei Classic Collection. A few years later, the collection was expanded with the addition of the Chenin Blanc and Shiraz.

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This collection is a must for those who enjoy fine wines. Each wine has been carefully selected to bring you the signature quality of our wines. As estate wines, each varietal has been grown, produced and bottled on the estate.

Introducing the Rietvallei Classic Collection

The Rietvallei Classic Collection comprises the following signature wines.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Rietvallei Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a full-bodied, deep red wine. Red and black fruits are balanced with hints of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and juicy tannins. This wine is best enjoyed at room temperature with red meats and pasta.

Shiraz 2018

With its deep red colour and complex flavours, the Rietvallei Shiraz 2018 fuses flavours of berry, ground pepper, peach and toasted oak. It has a lively, integrated palate. Best served at room temperature, this wine pairs well with red meat, pizza and pasta.

Classic Chardonnay 2020

The Rietvallei Classic Chardonnay 2020 is ideal for warm summer months. Lightly oaked yet fruity, the wine has a balance of citrus and toasted oak, with a creamy palate that is not overly acidic. Serve chilled with seafood or poultry dishes.

Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Crisp and vibrant, the award-winning Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2021 has flavours of passionfruit, grapefruit, fresh-cut grass and hints of capsicum, balanced with flint and mineral notes and a hint of green fig. This easy to drink, zesty dry wine is perfectly served chilled with seafood – especially fresh oysters.

Red Muscadel 2018

Ideal as a dessert wine, the iconic Red Muscadel 2018 is the very first wine produced in the Classic Collection. This full-bodied wine is rich but gentle. Sweet, intense and rich, the wine is ideal with dessert and good cheese. It can be served at room temperature or even enjoyed chilled with ice and sliced strawberries or with soda water and a touch of mint, ginger, lemon and ice.

Shop the Rietvallei Classic Collection to enjoy our signature favourites now.


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