According to Jan van Riebeeck’s diary, the first wine was made in the Cape on 2nd February 1659. The grapes from our Pinotage vineyard normally ripen in the third week of January, but in 2009 they were harvested at optimum ripeness on 2nd and 3rd of February. As the 2nd February 1659 is such an important date in the history of wine in the Cape, the 3.8 tons of grapes harvested exactly 350 years later were kept apart – as was the wine – to enable a special “Celebration Vintage” to be bottled. As per the Grangehurst tradition, a small quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon was blended with the Pinotage which contributes to the complexity and balance of this wine.
Dark ruby colour with inviting aromas of red berries, ripe plums and subtle notes of vanilla, violets and sweet oak spice; full on the palate with soft, silky tannins.