The winemaking team at Cape Point understands the distinctions between ordinary and fascinating wines, and they’re not afraid to experiment. Their passion for white wine is clear, with only 9 of the 82 acres at Cape Point being planted with red varietals. Cape Point is constantly experimenting in order to attain their goal of being one of the world’s leading wine producers. Their wines have earned global recognition for having a unique and forward thinking character.
Region: Western Cape, South Africa
Year Founded: 1996
Proprietors: Sybrand Van der Spuy
Winemaker: Riandri Visser
Size of property: 33 ha (82 acres)
Amount of Property Planted: 20 ha (49 acres)
Terroir: As the only wine estate to be positioned on the narrow Cape Peninsula, the confluence of sea breezes from the cold Atlantic Ocean (a mere 1.2 km from our south facing vines) and southeasterly breezes from False Bay create ideal conditions for the slow ripening of grapes required for the creation of premium wines. The vines are planted on decomposed granite and sandstone derived soils.
Annual Production: 8,000 12/750ml cases
Varieties Cultivated: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion & Chardonnay
Organic/Sustainable/Other Certifications: IPW, Farming for the Future, BWI