It all began in 1791; a journey of discovery with the love of winemaking at heart. Philippus Wolvaart, a man of courage and vision, bought the farm that lay between the Berg and Palmiet rivers for 5600 guilder. Hand in hand with his wife, Margaretha, they nurtured the land and built a strong foundation on which the success of Nederburg was to flourish.
Nederburg is the most awarded winery in South Africa and has won more prizes, trophies, medals and awards than any other wine producer. In 2011, Nederburg was named the Winery of the Year by the Platter's Wine Guide. Nederburg is also the former winner of the South African producer of the year at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. In its own country, Nederburg was twice declared the most successful winery on the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.
South Africa and Wine
The vast majority of the wine regions are located in the most southwestern province of Western Cape. The climate here is relatively cool due to the proximity of two oceans and a cold Gulf current that migrates north from the South Pole along the west coast of Africa. In combination with sufficient rainfall and an abundance of sun, these are ideal conditions for viticulture.
Popular Grape varieties in South Africa
For white wines the following grapes are widely used Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. For red wines Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Pinotage grapes are popular.
(Source: Nederburg South-Africa)