Celebrate the wines from the Cape of Good Hope in the same way as the Dutch colonials did, 150 years ago.
In 1685, many Huguenots due to religious intolerances of 17th century France fled to the Cape of Good Hope, where they were welcomed by the Dutch East India Company – the VOC.
Their fine wine-making skills greatly enhanced the nascent viticulture of their newly adopted country and we now pay homage to those great winemakers of the past with our Heritage range of fine wines.
Heritage 1685 Shiraz
Heritage Shiraz is a bold wine made in a classic style. Ground pepper and spice flavors with plum, blackberry, and mulberry are tempered by subtle oak. The result is a rich and gracious wine with a lingering finish.
Heritage 1685 Sauvignon Blanc
The wine shows a complex array of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and limes all held together by an incredible mineral backbone. Heritage 1685 Sauvignon Blanc is drinking beautifully at present, but try to exercise patience as it will only improve over the next 2-5 years.
East India House The Utrecht
A unique and harmonious blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, and Malbec. This sophisticated and multi-layered red wine reveals a complex composition of intense red fruit and magnificent structure.
East India House Cabernet Sauvignon
A bold red wine with Power and elegance, rich in cassis and black cherry fruits, with subtle spice and finally textured tannins, displaying great finness and fruit presence. Pairs well with all roasted meats, but great with roast leg of lamb, rosemary, and mint.
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