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Rietvallei launches NEW WINE Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc

The newly released Rietvallei Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc 2018 marks a significant stylistic departure in this flagship wine’s evolution – expressing the exceptional potential of the vintage on the estate. In fact, it is the first single cultivar wine under the Estéanna label since its launch in 2009 and also the only one thus far where the Sauvignon Blanc was barrel- fermented and matured on the lees for nine months. “During harvesting, I noted the potential of our Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the onset. The comparatively high sugar level and also...

Three Platinum and a Grand Gold at SAWI Fine Wine Guide

The three Rietvallei wines that received Platinum achievements at the SAWI Fine Wine Guide are: Rietvallei Wine Estate Heritage JMB Chardonnay Rietvallei Wine Estate Classic Natural Unwooded Chardonnay Rietvallei Wine Estate Heritage JMB Cab Franc The Rietvallei wine that received Grand Gold at the SAWI FIne Wine Guide is: Rietvallei Wine Estate Heritage Estèanna Red Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc Petit Verdot   ...

Rietvallei’s Awards Harvest

As the year draws to a close it is time for a different kind of harvest. It is the time when wineries have the opportunity to gain recognition from national and international competitions for the hard work and dedication that goes into every bottle of wine. Rietvallei prides itself on a heritage of quality and innovation, so it will come as no surprise that this family wine estate has harvested several awards in the last few months. The awards harvest started in July, at the 2018 Novare SA Terroir...

Laurika Rauch & Loki Rothman Performing at Rietvallei

We are honoured and looking forward to hosting music stars Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch at Rietvallei. Date: 3 November 2018 Time: Gates open at 18h00, Show starts at 20h00 Tickets: R200 pp Table reservations only for full table bookings of 8 or 10 people Food: Bring your own food/snacks or book a picnic basket before 31 October (R250 for two people) Picnic Basket include: Pesto pasta salad, Mediterranean cous cous salad, selection of cold meats, smoked chicken sausages, cheese selection, farm butter, French loaf, Hummus, sun-dried tomato pesto, Avocado patee, Pecannut tarts, Greek...

The Family Story

“Every family has a story that it tells itself, that it passes on to the children and grandchildren. The story grows over the years, mutates, some parts are sharpened, others dropped, and there is often debate about what really happened. But even with these different sides of the same story, there is still agreement that this is the family story. And in the absence of other narratives, it becomes the flagpole that the family hangs its identity from.”  (A.M. Homes) In 1864, the Burger family began its rich family...

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