Keermont Syrah is a blend of three different Syrah vineyard sites growing on Keermont Vineyards, namely: Steepside Syrah, growing on a north-facing slope in deep, red clay-rich soils; Topside Syrah, an unirrigated west facing vineyard planted at 400m above sea level on rocky sandstone-based soil; and Sweetwater Syrah which is the coolest and latest ripening of the three sites, situated in a rocky valley below the Fleurfontein spring. In certain vintages a small percentage of Mourvèdre from the Steepside Vineyard may be added in order to bring another aspect to the tannin structure of the wine.
Small parcels of grapes are specifically selected according to ripeness, harvested by hand and vinified separately. This process is carried out gently and naturally in open top fermenters using traditional methods only. This wine spent twenty months maturing in seasoned 500L and 225L French oak barrels before being bottled by hand without filtration.