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Winery of the Week: Kaapzicht Wine Estate

Looking at the current range and what’s planted, it’s clear there are future plans in embryo, which is what this large family estate is about, providing for generations to come. Steytler-owned since 1946, brothers Danie and George are still involved, respectively, in the cellar and vineyards. Wives, German-speaking Yngvild and Mandy take care of export markets and look after guest venues and the entertainment. Danie jnr has been winemaker since 2009 while his wife Carin handles national sales. It is truly a family business. Only a third of the grapes are used, most harvested off unirrigated vineyards, the rest sold off. The main focus is red wines, with some noteworthy exceptions (1947 Chenin honours the date of its vineyard planting), and the wines have personality, reflecting the family’s traditional values, with depth and power.


Kaapzicht Wine Estate 15 Year Potstill NV

Brandy & Husk Spirit range
Category: Brandy

As the brandy matured, it kept harmony & texture, gained in flavour complexity (the almond note particularly attractive), but perhaps lost some brightness, freshness. More 

Wine tasted by Tim James.


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Kaapzicht Wine Estate Cape Vintage 2007

Kaapzicht range
Category: Port-style, red

Touriga lends the fruitcake & mocha richness to the flavours, the older vintage - 2007 - a distinctly 'Tawny port' character to the bouquet. Some fruit, tealeaf nuances. Together they work in a delicious way. More 

Wine tasted by Tim James.


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Kaapzicht Wine Estate Ice 2009

Kaapzicht range
Category: Icewine

Raisiny, sweet-sour & tangy 2009 riesling-based 'icewine' dessert from frozen grapes, naturally barrel fermented. More 

Wine tasted by Tim James.


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