Western Cape - Neethlingshof
The Neethlingshof Estate lies just outside the town of Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Easily accessible from Cape Town off the N2, it is flanked by the Bottelary Hills on the one side and Papegaaisberg Mountain on the other. Its deep soils are mainly of the Villafonté, Tukulu and Oakleaf types, all with high or very high potential for viticulture. Eight clearly distinguishable terroirs, each characterised by unique slopes, aspects and altitudes, have been identified. By choosing the correct location, it has been possible to enhance the natural flavour and aroma of all the cultivars selected for planting. The height of the vineyards above sea level vary from 65 metres to 280 metres and from the highest vineyards there are clear views of False Bay 20 km away as the crow flies. The high-lying vineyards benefit from cooling southeaster winds as well as from the northwester coming off the cold Atlantic. Mist often forms on the higher slopes.