Webersburg Wine Estate is a boutique wine estate and an ancient Cape Dutch farmhouse perched on the magnificent slopes of Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch.
Dating back to 1693, the farm’s old name was Groenerivier, later changed to Webersburg Wines. The Cape Dutch homestead and the historic cellar were built in 1786, currently owned by the Weber family. Fred Weber, the owner, converted the winery into a state-of-the-art wine estate combining with two centuries-old winemaking traditions.
Focusing on limited but premium production, the Weber family delivers high-end red, white, rose, and sparkling wines under WO Stellenbosch and WO Western Cape labels. Some of the grape varieties of Webersburg include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Webersburg Rosé 2019
“Our Rosé comes from the warm tropical Stellenbosch region. We use 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to produce this beautiful Salmon pink, dry Rosé. The predominant soil types in this region comprises of decomposed shale. The annual rainfall in Stellenbosch is around 673mm per annum. Harvest of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that is used for our Rosé comes from our lower blocks of vineyards, closer to the valley, due to the fruit profile and lower sugar content. We start harvesting this the same time as the other Cabernet Sauvignon blocks due to the lower sugar levels (balling) around the beginning of March. This is all weather dependant as we only pick the grapes when the Balling levels are satisfactory for the varietal.”Webersburg Wine Estate
A beautiful rose gold colour bursting with notes of strawberries and cream that follows through on with red berries and rose petals on the palate. A dry Rose influenced by 100% Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine shows exceptional structure with low acidity and amazing fruitfulness. Perfect for late afternoon sundowners.
Webersburg Sauvignon Blanc 2020
“Our Sauvignon blanc is a combination of terroirs being influenced by both warm tropical Stellenbosch region as well as the colder coastal region of Elgin. The predominant soil types in these regions is decomposed granite & shale, these soils allow for rich minerality as well as the perfect fruit characteristics & profile for an exceptional quality Sauvignon Blanc. The annual rainfall in the respective regions are Stellenbosch 673mm; Elgin 949mm. Harvest of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes normally starts at the beginning of the harvest season, that can be anything from late January to middle February each year. This is all weather dependant as we only pick the grapes when the Balling levels are satisfactory for the varietal.”Webersburg Wine Estate
This wine is a reflection of cool-climate vineyard sites with a wonderful spectrum of flavour. Sauvignon Blanc grassy nuances and freshness with a concentration of tropical passion fruit, gooseberry and lemon zest reflected effortlessly on the finish leaving seamless juicy afterthoughts.
Webersburg Red Blend 2017
“Our Blend is a Bordeaux style blend, influenced by the terroir of Stellenbosch, Helderberg region. All the grapes that are used in our blend originates from warm tropical Stellenbosch weather. We use a harmony of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (20%) and Petit Verdot (15%) grapes that makes up our Webersburg blend. You will notice we only use three out of the total of five varietals of a normal Bordeaux to produce our unique style of blend. The blend expresses a true reflection of the quality of our Stellenbosch vineyards. The predominant soil types in this region comprises of decomposed shale but also contain decomposed granite in certain areas that adds earthiness and minerality to our wines. The annual rainfall in Stellenbosch is around 673mm per annum. Webersburg blend is the perfect wine to enjoy with foods such as oxtail, beef stews, cooked lamb shank and will compliment many other dishes.”Webersburg Wine Estate
The Bordeaux Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a smooth elegant, well-structured wine with integrated velvety tannins, balanced acidity and layers of ripe blackberry topped with earthy forest floor and red plum notes. The wine shows undertones of cigar box, subtle oak and vanilla flavours. The finish is smooth and textured, filled with memories of juicy lingering ripe fruit.
Webersburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
“Our 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Webersburg Estate on top of the beautiful scenic slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. We are renowned for our world class Terroir influenced by rich soil types, cool sea-breezes and protection from the harsh South easterly winds. The predominant soil types being decomposed shale, allows for the complex structure in this wine and adds a unique terroir driven minerality. The annual rainfall in the region is around 650mm per annum. Harvest of the Cabernet Sauvignon normally starts at the beginning of March each year and can last up until April. This is all weather dependant as we only pick the grapes when the Balling levels are satisfactory.”Webersburg Wine Estate
Attractive deep colour and intensity reflecting the quality of the 2016 vintage. Aromas of red plum and dark berry fruit with earthy notes. Soft and rounded tannins with fine oak nuances with a vibrant finish A true expression of our exceptional Helderberg Terroir.
The scenic setting around the dam is beautiful and creates a relaxed atmosphere whilst sipping on delicious wine with kids playing on the grass and ducks and geese swimming in the dam completing this picture perfect location.
Webersburg offers a variety of venue options to host either large lavish affairs or smaller more intimate celebrations. The majestic views of the mountains and vineyards create the ideal backdrop for any celebration.
Enjoy seasonally inspired dishes and daily specials at their restaurant or kick off your shoes and enjoy a picnic in the garden overlooking the dam. Each gourmet picnic basket comes with a selection of carefully selected, fresh and indulgent dishes. Pre-order at email@example.com.
For more information:
Annandale Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 881 3636 | www.webersburg.co.za
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