The Kaapzicht (Cape View) Wine Estate covers 174 hectares in the Bottelary Ward in the world-famous Stellenbosch district of South Africa. The vineyards stretch over predominantly north-facing slopes on fertile granite soils with a climate that favours the cultivation of quality wine grapes.
All of the Kaapzicht and reserve Steytler wines are made from grapes grown on the property – making this a true Estate. The wines have won a multitude of accolades culminating in the the Steytler Vision 2001 winning the Trophy for Best Blended Red at the International Wine Competition in London in 2004.
Kaapzicht Estate is a family affair with almost every member of the Steytler family involved. George is the viticulturist and is responsible for all the land work and maintenance. Mandy, his wife, manages the Kaapzicht Function Centre as well as the small overnighter cottage. Danie is the winemaker and his wife Yngvild is manages the office and export sales.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Dark deep depth of black plum with an opulent, slightly reductive nose of black cherry, mulberry and stewed plum. Texturally there is impressive focus, balanced finesse and a classy, cool, elegant mouthfeel punctuated with soft supple black fruits and oak spice. This is an impressive expression of this uniquely South African variety.
20 Year old bush vines planted in weathered granite soil. Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3-4 times a day. After a light pressing the Pinotage underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 33% new French oak barrels for 18 months."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
winemag.co.za (2018 Vintage)
"If you like large amounts of fruit in your wine, then look no further than the Pinotage 2018 from Stellenbosch property Kaapzicht. With an alcohol of 14.82%, it certainly isn’t under-ripe but while it might have come across as blown out, it has a nice generosity about it – notes of cherries, plums, vanilla and spice on the nose before a palate that’s sweet and juicy, still quite fresh, the tannins relatively soft."