Lanzerac, located in Jonkershoek Valley is one of South Africa’s most famous properties. Steeped in spellbinding history, having been established in 1692 – a mere thirteen years after Stellenbosch itself, it is the third oldest farm in the area. The first owner was Isaac Schrijver who planted the very first vineyards and named the farm Schoongezicht, meaning wonderful view. In the early 1800s the first cellar was erected and subsequently complemented by the iconic Manor House, which exhibits an unusually high level of sophistication for Cape Dutch architecture of the period with its main gable dating back to 1830.
Lanzerac was the first winery in the world to bottle a commercial Pinotage with their 1959 vintage. The Heritage wines acknowledge Mrs English, who bought the farm in 1920 and renamed it Lanzerac. Their signature ‘ten-pin’ shaped bottle from the 60s and 70s is unique and the wines within have stood the test of time. Lanzerac produces three tiers of wines – the Premium Range, Heritage Range and Keldermeester Versameling.
The Jonkershoek Reserve 2019 is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Shiraz and 20% Petit Verdot.