Hermanuspietersfontein Wines | Hermanus

Have you been to Hermanuspietersfontein?

A winery with the longest Afrikaans name in the Walker Bay Wine region, situated on the main road towards Hermanus at the beginning of the Hemel-en-Aarde wine route.

The name Hermanuspietersfontein pays tribute to the history of the area. Hermanus Pieters, a teacher from Holland arrived in Cape Town in 1815 and trekked by ox-wagon to Caledon where he taught children in their mother tongue to spare them from being taught in English. In the 1820s, during the summer months, he started herding his sheep and cattle south along what is now known as the Hemel-en-Aarde valley.

People followed him over the years and in 1855 a permanent settlement was formed called Hermanuspietersfontein. This later became Hermanus. 

Hermanuspietersfontein Wines source their grapes from Sondagskloof,Blocated between Stanford and Elim. It has a cool climate and soil that is predominantly shale and granite. The farm is a part of the BWI (Biodiversity and Wine Initiative) and all operations follow sustainable, environmentally friendly principles.

The labels and wine names are fun and created solely in Afrikaans. It has a quirky tongue-in-cheek names bestowed on each of the bottles.

Wine Tasting

Hermanuspietersfontein Kaalvoet Meisie Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Natural freshness and mouthfeel, it displays nuances of fresh fynbos spice and green apple with crisp minerality with a lingering aftertaste.

It’s a delicious Sauvignon blanc, with a small percentage of Semillon and Nouvelle. It is bright with a green tinge.

Hermanuspietersfontein Kat Met Die Houtbeen Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Wood matured Sauvignon Blanc with a splash of Semillon. Aromas of dried apricot, subtle oak and minerality. Well-developed structure and textured complexity matches the taste that can be expected from a Wine of Origin Sondagskloof.

Hermanuspietersfontein Bloos Rosé 2021

A Rosé comprising all five Bordeaux varietals – Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet franc. Beautiful rose gold in colour with an abundance of strawberries and red fruit on the nose. Well-rounded with a layered complexity but still has great freshness to enjoy chilled by the pool.

Hermanuspietersfontein Arnoldus 2016

Bordeaux blend that consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, & Malbec. It boasts dark fruit and spice that follows through on the palate. Bold in structure and seamless tannins with new French oak providing a supple core of cedar and spice. Well-balanced and elegant.

Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester 2020

The postmaster of the 1800’s played an important role in the history of the Hermanuspietersfontein brand.

An elegant Merlot. Red fruit aromas with gentle spice. Lush and juicy palate with a generous offering and great length.

Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet 2018

A beautiful Bordeaux Blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. A bouquet of raspberries and blueberries on the nose with and hints of savoury and dried herbs that carries through on the palate. Great tannin, persistent with good length.

Die Hermanuspietersfontein Markie

A wonderful way to spend the Saturday with family and enjoy everything from breakfast, brunch or lunch to wine tasting and background music to create a fun adventure.

For More Info:
Tel: +27 28 316 1875 Email: kelder@hpf1855.co.za

17 Village Lane, The Village, Hermanus

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