Since the first vintage was bottled in 1984, Kaapzicht (Cape view – named for its view of Table Mountain) has become highly respected for its quality range of wines and good value for money and has earned a multitude of local and international awards. The Steytler Family has farmed this land since 1946 and runs their 190 hectare estate hands-on. The estate in the Bottelary Hills in the Stellenbosch district celebrated its 70th anniversary as a family farm in 2016.
The dry land bush vines for this Skuinsberg Cinsaut were planted in 1991 on the steepest slope (Skuinsberg) on Kaapzicht – the hill has reportedly claimed quite a few tractors over the past 40 years! The soil is low potential, weathered granite – resulting in smaller berries and lower yields. On average this 2.1 ha block yields between 10 to 13 tons.
The grapes were hand-picked, fermented in old 500L French oak casks. Nothing added, just 100 percent pure old bush vine Cinsaut.