ABOUT THE WINE ESTATE

Here you’ll find some more behind-the-scenes info on our team here at Rhebokskloof, the wine estate and our winemaking philosophy. If you have any questions about your upcoming visit to our estate, or have any questions or feedback, our team would love to hear from you.

Team

At Rhebokskloof

The Rhebokskloof team is made up of a kaleidoscope of differing personalities all aspiring to the same values and achieving the same goals; above all holding fast to a culture of openness of communication and transparency in interpersonal interactions. We are loyal, fair, and committed to all and provide service excellence with integrity to all our Rhebokskloof customers, guests, and friends.

Team

At Rhebokskloof

The Rhebokskloof team is made up of a kaleidoscope of differing personalities all aspiring to the same values and achieving the same goals; above all holding fast to a culture of openness of communication and transparency in interpersonal interactions. We are loyal, fair, and committed to all and provide service excellence with integrity to all our Rhebokskloof customers, guests, and friends.

Viticultural practices

At Rhebokskloof

Presently, 36 ha of vineyards have been planted on Rhebokskloof, with a selection of trellis vines and bush vines, creating diversity in the choice of style of wine.

The oldest vineyard on the wine estate was planted in 2002 and the most recent in 2016. The vineyards are thus fairly young.

From a winemaking perspective, this is exciting, because as the vineyards mature in age so does the quality of the fruit. We are able to be extremely selective in block and row selection to optimize fruit quality for our different wines. Harvesting on Rhebokskloof usually begins late-January and ends early-March.

Viticultural practices

At Rhebokskloof

Presently, 36 ha of vineyards have been planted on Rhebokskloof, with a selection of trellis vines and bush vines, creating diversity in the choice of style of wine.

The oldest vineyard on the wine estate was planted in 2002 and the most recent in 2016. The vineyards are thus fairly young.

From a winemaking perspective, this is exciting, because as the vineyards mature in age so does the quality of the fruit. We are able to be extremely selective in block and row selection to optimize fruit quality for our different wines. Harvesting on Rhebokskloof usually begins late-January and ends early-March.

Terroir

At Rhebokskloof

Rhebokskloof is situated approximately 6 km northwest of the Boland town of Paarl. The wine estate lies within the folds of Paarl Mountain in a secluded valley that is predominantly northeast and northwest facing, with some vineyards planted as high as 340 m above sea level.

Due to its location as a fairly warm wine region, 70 percent of the vineyards are red wine varieties and 30 percent white wine varieties.  Shiraz, Pinotage, Chenin Blanc, and Chardonnay make up more than 75 percent of the varieties grown on the farm. Lesser-known varieties include Mourvèdre, Durif, and Carignan.

Terroir

At Rhebokskloof

Rhebokskloof is situated approximately 6 km northwest of the Boland town of Paarl. The wine estate lies within the folds of Paarl Mountain in a secluded valley that is predominantly northeast and northwest facing, with some vineyards planted as high as 340 m above sea level.

Due to its location as a fairly warm wine region, 70 percent of the vineyards are red wine varieties and 30 percent white wine varieties.  Shiraz, Pinotage, Chenin Blanc, and Chardonnay make up more than 75 percent of the varieties grown on the farm. Lesser-known varieties include Mourvèdre, Durif, and Carignan.

Wine making philosophy

At Rhebokskloof

Our winemaker, Rolanie Lotz, is especially renowned for crafting excellent Rhone-style varietals and blends, specialising in Shiraz, but also creates outstanding Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. All the grapes are handpicked where the bunches are further hand-sorted so that only the best bunches are used for fermentation and further maturation.

Our main goal is to showcase our unique terroir by preserving as much of the natural fruit aromas and character of our grapes as possible. We meticulously craft every wine with a very strong emphasis on expression, complexity, and balance. When ready for you to enjoy, the wine will always be sophisticated, elegant, and refined.

Wine making philosophy

At Rhebokskloof

Our winemaker, Rolanie Lotz, is especially renowned for crafting excellent Rhone-style varietals and blends, specialising in Shiraz, but also creates outstanding Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. All the grapes are handpicked where the bunches are further hand-sorted so that only the best bunches are used for fermentation and further maturation. 

Our main goal is to showcase our unique terroir by preserving as much of the natural fruit aromas and character of our grapes as possible. We meticulously craft every wine with a very strong emphasis on expression, complexity, and balance. When ready for you to enjoy, the wine will always be sophisticated, elegant, and refined.

Cellarmaster

At Rhebokskloof

Rolanie was born and bred in Paarl, where her grandfather was one of Paarl’s legendary vignerons. She fondly remembers how he planted a special Hanepoot (Muscat d’Alexandria), a vineyard for his grandchildren so that they could play amongst the vines and enjoy the sweet fruit.

She undoubtedly developed her curiosity for vine grafting from her grandfathers’ genes, but the love of wine started when her grandfather took her with him when he dropped off his grape crop at the vintners’.

Cellarmaster

At Rhebokskloof

Rolanie was born and bred in Paarl, where her grandfather was one of Paarl’s legendary vignerons. She fondly remembers how he planted a special Hanepoot (Muscat d’Alexandria), a vineyard for his grandchildren so that they could play amongst the vines and enjoy the sweet fruit.

She undoubtedly developed her curiosity for vine grafting from her grandfathers’ genes, but the love of wine started when her grandfather took her with him when he dropped off his grape crop at the vintners’.

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WINE

Spend an enjoyable hour or two tasting our exceptional wines, under the guidance of our very sociable wine advisors, who are not only knowledgeable but are also passionate about the extraordinary wines we produce.

DINE

Treat yourself to a generous feast at The Rhebokskloof’s restaurant or Pizzeria. All menus are designed by Chef Kim Cox and are deliciously prepared from fresh local ingredients, certain to make you come back time and time again.

EXPLORE

Come and have fun in the outdoors. We love making the entire estate fully accessible to all guests. Our mountainside vineyards could not be better located for us to provide you and your family with a variety of adventures.