FIRST SIGHTING SHIRAZ 2019
Cape Agulhas is a wine-producing region on the most southern tip of South Africa, 110 miles (170km) from Cape Town. The Cape is the official meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the distinctly maritime climate has a marked effect on the wines made here. Racy Sauvignon Blanc and elegant, cool-climate Shiraz are the staple styles.
Nestled between Elim and Cape Agulhas, and just 9km from the sea, lies the secluded Strandveld Vineyards. This wind swept winery derives its name from the belt of land which spans the tempestuous tip of Africas southernmost coastline. At almost 35 degrees below the equator, this part of the Cape is characterised by severe winds, billowing mist and below average temperatures. A unique combination of maritime climate and diverse soil types work together to create the terroir which distinguishes the wines of Strandveld Vineyards.