Yonder Hill – a wIne farm with a difference that ticks all the boxes.
The wine farm greets you with its expansive views of the Helderberg Mountains and a herd of Ankole cattle grazing at the entrance of the farm, with their massive horns. They have majestic ivory looking horns, which pointing to the African skies, come in various shapes and sizes.
The tasting room is relaxing and pleasantly decorated with prints of the Ankole cattle with a display of wines, craft beer, Olyfberg olives and olive products available to purchase.
Enjoy a tasting of 4 wines accompanied with delicious Olyfberg Olives, Tapenade and biscuits. The Naudé family has been farming on Yonder Hill Estate since the early 90’s and some of the wines are named after members of the family.
BENJAMIN SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020
Named after the first Naudé family grandson. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. On the nose you get an abundance of tropical fruit aromas such as guava and pineapple. The palate is round and well balanced with a full fruit taste and a crisp finish. An easy drinking wine to be enjoyed chilled whilst relaxing with family and friends.
DANILO ROSÉ 2020
A delicate dry rosé made from Merlot and Grenache grapes and Danilo is a family name. Red berry aromas on the nose with a fruity and inviting palate. Wine made in a light style, to enjoy in spring and summertime.
ELLA MERLOT 2016
100% Merlot. Rich velvety texture with red berries, cassis and dark chocolate on the nose. Well-rounded tannin structure and is well balanced. It’s named after a lovely young lady and the first granddaughter of the family who is energetic and brings lots of joy just like this wine that is pleasing on the palate. Smooth, easy-drinking wine, full of berries and spice flavours.
The Inanda, Nicola and Ankole are all Bordeaux-style blends and all 3 consists of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Inanda is more Merlot driven and Nicola is more Cabernet Sauvignon driven. Ankole is also Cabernet Sauvignon driven but has more Merlot than the Nicola.
Nicola used to be their flagship wine. It replaces the Inanda with Ankole taking the place as their new flagship wine in a Stellenbosch engraved bottle.
Inanda means “beautiful place” in Zulu. 61% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. A complex nose with a mixture of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate which is complemented by vibrant red fruit. This wine has an elegant structure and lighter in style.
Named after the owner’s daughter. Bordeaux-style blend that is Cabernet Sauvignon driven. 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 18% Petit Verdot. Dark colour with ripe fruit flavours. A complex yet elegant wine.
A bordeaux blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Its smooth and elegance can be enjoyed right now, but, much like the growing horns of the Ankole cattle, it gets even more impressive with time. It’s also their flagship wine and well-integrated.
It’s a refreshing summer ale inspired by the colour of an African sunset.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING
A delicious pairing includes three pies paired with three Yonder Hill wines. Martjie Malan, former Koekedoor contestant, created these mouthwatering pies and together with the winemaker’s selection of wines, they paired the ultimate savoury food and wine pairing. Perfect as a light lunch to enjoy with friends, surrounded by a beautiful setting. Booking is essential.
?Chicken and Leek pie paired with Benjamin Sauvignon Blanc.
?Pulled Pork pie paired with Danilo Rosé.
?Steak and Mushroom pie paired with Ella Merlot.
Tel: +27 21 855 1008
Yonder Hill, Somerset West, Raithby, 7130
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