Lievland Vineyards is a boutique winery located in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine region in South Africa. The estate has a history dating back to 1715 and has been producing wine since 1985. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, and the terroir is influenced by a Mediterranean climate and the cooling Atlantic Ocean breezes.
The winery produces a range of wines that showcase the unique characteristics of the Stellenbosch terroir. The main varieties grown on the estate include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, and Chardonnay. The winemaking philosophy at Lievland Vineyards is focused on minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery, allowing the grapes to express their natural character.
One of the signature wines of the estate is the Lievland Chenin Blanc, which is made from old vines and fermented in oak barrels. The wine is known for its crisp acidity, bright fruit flavors, and subtle oak notes. The estate also produces a range of red blends, including the Lievland Barrel Select and Lievland Syrah Mourvèdre Viognier.
Lievland Vineyards is committed to sustainable farming practices and is a member of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, a program that promotes conservation and biodiversity in South African vineyards. The estate has also implemented a range of eco-friendly practices, such as the use of organic fertilizers, natural pest control, and water conservation measures.