The Earth’s mantle thrusts up above the gentle town of Franschhoek, a wild slice of untamed mountain on which sits a farm named Wildeberg. An established wine region for some 350 years, sensible generations never thought to plant a vine here until a happy band of idealists recently craned their necks up at this hillside and, dizzy with hope, decided to give it a go.
The Wildeberg wines express the most captivating Franschhoek Valley fruit. In our Wildeberg Terroirs bottlings we look beyond our home to a clutch of exceptional sites of other origin. The farm’s compact barrel hall is busily bubbling away with wild ferments whilst a small winery will form the next evolutionary phase. We have sublime accommodation for guests and arguably the most dramatically-appointed tasting room in the hemisphere.
A mountain rich in metaphor with the visual heft to flatter any wine, releases of Wildeberg and Terroirs express our continued purpose – exceptional wines of place, however humble the origin. If the abiding memory of our wines remains a textural sense of place then we are portraying the Cape as hoped.
Strange Kompanjie is a casual band of happy ferments. A circus tent of the Cape’s stranger grapes and blends where we champion the unfashionable, experiment with the known and express the found before it gets lost. The Kultivar club for the Underdog. Mistakes are likely, fun certain.
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Wildeberg, Verdun Road, Franschhoek.