Vilafonté is the first American and South African joint wine-making venture within the global wine community.
This ground-breaking unique red wine project is a partnership between a well respected group of `quality driven` wine specialists from South Africa (Mike Ratcliffe) and the United States (Zelma Long & Phil Freese). Vilafonté is the first winery in South Africa to be focused on producing wine specifically for the US market.
The Vilafonté philosophy embodies an obsession with quality, from the soil through to the bottle, and an absolute focus on luxury positioning. The name, Vilafonté, derives from the primary soil type of the 100 acre estate, whose character forms the foundation of the wines.
Series C takes its name from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc which predominantly defines the style of this wine. The Series C style is that of a firm, powerful and concentrated wine, rich in fruit at release and blended for long aging. The Cabernet comes from our most potent blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Cabernet Franc displays hints of violet flowers and elegance while the Merlot component gives it a velvety texture.