Van Loggerenberg Wines is a family-run winery based in Paarl, making low-intervention, site-specific wines from vineyards mainly in the Stellenbosch and Swartland appellations. Started in 2016 by Lukas and wife Roxanne, their range has risen to ten and all wines capture, via minimal intervention, the freshness, elegance and purity which lie at the heart of Lukas’ philosophy. Lukas grew up in Rawsonville in the Breederivier valley, and was always surrounded by vineyards and wine. While he is inspired by the likes of Touraine, Saumur, Chinon and Vouvray, he is certainly not out to produce replicas of these wines – his aim is to create great South African wines. Each wine and it’s name has a specific story behind it and his wines have become extremely sought-after.
“The name Breton is from the old French name in the Loire for Cabernet Franc. We chose this name as it was in the Loire valley where we made the final decision to start Van Loggerenberg Wines. The silhouette of the woman symbolises the elegance of Cabernet Franc and is emphasised again by the Percheron horse. The Percheron breed is always perceived as this rough brute of a horse but in my view is very elegant and in that way similar to Cabernet Franc to me; firm but with great elegance to it. The landmark on the label is in the Bluegum Grove vineyard used in the wine, while the stamp shows a Donnie Merino sheep, which was first cloned on Elsenburg and is symbolic of my studies there.” – Wine Maker.