Winery Details

About the Winery

Driven by a deep passion for premium quality wines and the spirit of discovery, Strandveld Vineyards stands proudly as the southernmost winery in Africa. Unique in every sense of the word, our wines reflect their wild origins of diverse terroir and a maritime climate through remarkable complexity and singularity.

Nestled between Elim and Cape Agulhas, and just 9km from the sea, lies the secluded Strandveld Vineyards. This wind-swept winery derives its name from the belt of land which spans the tempestuous tip of Africa’s southernmost coastline. At almost 35 degrees below the equator, this part of our fair Cape is characterised by severe winds, billowing mist and below average temperatures. A unique combination of maritime climate, alternating sites and diverse soil types work together to create the terroir which distinguishes the wines of Strandveld Vineyards.

It was in 1488 that Bartholomeu Diaz and his team of Portuguese sailors first laid eyes on this corner of the continent. Centuries later similarly intrepid explorers, in their infinite wisdom, realised the potential such a richness of environment could produce. Inspired by these individuals, it was in 2001 that a group of enthusiastic wine lovers turned to the original navigation maps to seek out potential new vineyard sites equally undeterred by the fierce storms and blustering gales that now give rise to the characteristic grapes and consequentially distinctive Strandveld Vineyards wines.

Strandveld Pofadderbos Sauvignon Blanc

About the wine

Strandveld Pofadderbos Sauvignon Blanc is made from vines grown on a cool south-easterly facing slope of the Elim wine ward. Surrounded by local Elim Fynbos (which is protected as part of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative) this vineyard is known for its frequent encounters with Puff Adder snakes, hence the name “Pofadderbos”. The unique Strandveld terroir is beautifully expressed in this vineyard, growing in almost 100% yellow ferricrete rocky soil. The modest crop ripens slowly in our cool climate, without the loss of flavour.

Awards won

92 points: Gilbert & Gaillard 2021, Grand Gold Award: SAWI 2020

Food Pairing

Fish, Roasted Vegetables, Salmon, Seafood, Shellfish

Price Band

B ($20.00 – $29.99)

Region

Cape Agulhas, Western Cape

Tasting Notes

Blackcurrant, Fennel, Green fig, Mineral, Passion Fruit

Vintage

2020

White Grapes

Sauvignon Blanc

Year

2020

Winemaking process

Cold fermentation with selected yeast strains and lees contact in stainless steel tanks for five months.

Cellaring

Enjoy from 2021 to 2030.

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