Nestled at the foot of the mountain after which it is named, Saronsberg wine estate is a contemporary addition to the rich heritage of Tulbagh valley - an ancient wine region situated120 kms north-east of Cape Town, and the site of South Africa's greatest ever earthquake in 1969. When the winery - with its avant garde design and art-rich grounds - was established in 2003, it was with a revolutionary outlook. The goal was, and continues to be, small productions of premium quality wines that reset benchmarks while expressing the unique characteristics of their origin.These wines have come to define the potential of the region, particularly for Shiraz and other red varieties. And despite prominent local and international competition success, this remains Saronsberg’s simple aim: to create fruit-driven elegant wines that are as memorable and moving as the earth beneath our feet.
At the heart of Saronsberg and its wine is its people. From the 16 families living permanently on the farm comes the core of a committed vineyard and cellar team with the training, experience and attention to detail that is needed to produce handmade wines of exceptional quality. Cape Winemakers' Guild member, Dewaldt Heyns, oversees every aspect of viticulture and winemaking, acting as mentor to this close-knit team and the individuals from home and abroad that join every year to take part in the harvest internship program. The culture of trust and co-operation that has been fostered since Saronsberg's first vintage is tangible in every bottle, and endures long after the final sip.