Hidden in the picturesque Hoopsrivier area of the Robertson Wine Valley, is the Mont Blois Wine Estate. The history of Mont Blois Wine Estate and the Bruwer Family begins in 1869 when the first farm was bought. Six generations later, Ernst Bruwer now manages our 3 farms in Robertson namely Mont Blois, La Fontaine and Sunshine. The Mont Blois Wynlandgoed cellar was built in 1884.
The farm is named after the picturesque town of Blois in the Loire where the Bruwer’s came from. Owner Ernst Bruwer took over from his Grandfather Ernst Bruwer Snr. He believed in sustainable farming and that older vineyards should be cared for.
Winemaker Nina-Mari and Ernst met whilst studying Viticulture & Enology together at Stellenbosch University. Nina-Mari joined the Mont Blois team in 2008. In 2014 Nina-Mari was awarded with the prestigious title of Cape Wine Master. The husband and wife team are passionate about making site-specific quality wines.
Vineyard Age: 30 years
Location: Alluvial Soil along banks of the Breede River
Production: 5 Barrels made
Winemaking: No Malolactic fermentation. Time on lees: 12 months in 2nd & 3rd-fill barrels. Unfiltered. Natural fermentation with native yeasts.
” Deep, golden yellow colour. Notes of Marmalade, quinces, peaches and apple pie on the nose. Good depth of flavour in an evolved, rich style which ends dry and long. An outstanding Chenin Blanc!” Caroline