Morgenster family estate lies in the heart of the Helderberg, on the foothills of the mountains where eagles carve through the sky and owls roost in trees close to the Manor House. It’s the setting of the Bertrand family story. Long ago, an Italian man fell in love with South Africa and the Cape Winelands. In 1992, he retired from his textile career, moved to South Africa, and bought Morgenster – a farm with a rich history that dates back 300 years. That was Giulio Bertrand. Armed with the motto “Where there is quality, there is no compromise”, Giulio set out to create excellence – world class Bordeaux-style wines and the highest quality extra virgin olive oils that South Africa had ever seen. Morgenster’s soil and proximity to the ocean made it the perfect spot for both of these to flourish. The Italian tug remained strong, hence nebbiolo, sangiovese and vermentino entering the repertoire. Today, it’s mother and daughter team, Federica and Vittoria, that carry on the legacy of excellence that their father and grandfather started decades ago. With their inherited passion for wine and olive oil, they’re inspired to not only celebrate their farm’s history, but to push it into a new era of innovation.
Blend: Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc