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STEENBERG

Located in South Africa's premier wine growing region of Constantia Valley, Steenberg is the oldest farm in the region, boasting a colourful history dating back to 1682. With coast-facing slopes cooled by sea breezes, mild temperatures, reliable rainfall and granite ridges, the vineyards of Steenberg are ideally placed to produce cool climate South African wines. The farm was first purchased by a young widow back in 1662, who went on to have no fewer than 5 husbands. Steenberg translates as 'mountain of stone', although the original name was 'Swaaneweide', meaning the feeding place of swans. After recent extensive soil and...

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micro-climate analyses, the winery embarked on a complete replanting programme. Of the 62 hectares of vineyards, over 70% are planted with two white varieties: the flagship Sauvignon Blanc (45%), and Semillon. Steenberg was one of the first and is still one of only a handful of farms in the Cape to cultivate Nebbiolo.

The icon wines of the estate are Semillon and the extremely limited release Magna Carta Sauvignon Blanc, the Bordeaux style white blend. Their philosophy that 'wines are grown in the vineyard then cared for in the winery' is born out by the excellent quality of their wines and has deservedly earned them the reputation as one of the top wine farms in the country.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7908 0655 web@armitwines.co.uk

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