Waterford Estate is situated in the Blaauwklippen Valley, in the Stellenbosch region. It is owned by the Ord Family and has been developed by Kevin Arnold, cellar master and managing partner. Only half of the total 120 hectares of the land is planted with vines in order to preserve and protect the natural fauna and flora there.
At Waterford several practices have been implemented to encourage sustainability. including various systems and procedures to save water, conserve the terrain. The Estate is committed to a globally recognized sustainability initiative, known as The Porto Protocol and holds an Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) certiﬁcate for its environmentally friendly production methods.
The Waterford Antigo takes its name from the colour of the soils in which the specific Cabernet Vineyard, that makes up majority of the blend, is planted. Waterford Estate is located on the Helderberg Mountain, which is renowned for producing the best red wines in South Africa, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. The red, clay, rich soils of this vineyard bring softer and plush elegant fruit to the aromatics. They also create tannins which are richer softer and sweeter to what we are used to on Waterford Estate. The original plan was to release it as a single varietal wine, but its uniqueness necessitated the creation of the blend.