Operating from central Stellenbosch (cellar and convivial tasting venue a stone’s throw apart, on opposite banks of the Eerste River), winemaker and co-owner (with husband Christoff) Carla Pauw sources the fruit for her boutique label from various growers, and singles out Robertson chardonnay supplier Fritz Breytenbach for his years-long focus on soil health. ‘Someday, hopefully, this visionary farmer will be recognised as a post-chemical pioneer of our industry.’ Carla’s quest in all her wines is ever more refined texture, her grail being champagne and its ‘elusive lightness and indescribable deliciousness’. She also handcrafts soap from virgin olive oil and intends to create her own perfume brand.
30 Die Laan Stellenbosch 7600http://www.saltare.co.za
S 33° 56' 18.4" E 018° 52' 05.7"
Owner: Christoff & Carla Pauw
Cellarmaster: Carla Pauw (2005)
Winemaker: Carla Pauw (2005)
Bottling on premises: No