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Swartland | South Africa

Traditionally a grain-producing area, in summer the Swartland district is marked by green pockets of vineyards clambering up the foothills of the mountains (Piketberg, Porterville, Riebeek and Perdeberg) and along the banks of the Berg River. In the past, the region was planted mainly to bushvines but trellising is increasingly being adopted due to advances in management strategies and quality considerations.

The Swartland literally translated means ‘the black land’ and the area takes its name from the now endangered indigenous renosterbos (rhino bush) which once turned the landscape a dark colour at certain times of the year. The district was traditionally a source of robust, full-bodied red wines and high quality, fortified wines. The Swartland Independent Producers (SIP) is a coming together of a group of like-minded producers working to express a true sense of place in the wines of the Swartland.

In recent times, some exciting award-winning wines have emerged, both red and white, and the area continues to produce top port-style wines. Increasing percentages of Pinotage, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are being grown here, as well as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. It has two designated wards, Malmesbury and Riebeekberg. The district of Swartland borders Piketberg to the north, which is not dissimilar in both geography and climate.

 

 

Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2017

From £14.75 - per bottle
The Kloof Street Swartland Rouge from Mullineux is a Mediterranean style red wine... Read More...
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Babylon's Peak SMG 2017

From £14.95 - per bottle
The Babylon's Peak SMG is a red wine blend consisting of Shiraz, Mourvèdre... Read More...
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Delaire Graff Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2018

From £16.95 - per bottle
A balanced and superbly structured Chenin Blanc matured in oak for 10 months... Read More...
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Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Granite Rock Red 2016

From £10.95 - per bottle
Swartland Winery's Winemaker's Collection is an expression of Swartland's finest terroir. The wines... Read More...
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Kloof Street Chenin Blanc 2019

From £15.50 - per bottle
Top notch Swartland Old Vine Chenin Blanc by Chris & Andrea Mullineux, drinking beautifully now... Read More...
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Swartland Winery Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2018

From £14.95 - per bottle
A full flavoured, classic Chenin Blanc with rich and honied aromas of ripe tropical fruits... Read More...
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Swartland Winery Bush Vine Syrah 2017

From £14.95 - per bottle
The Swartland Winery Bush Vine Syrah displays a forthcoming, complex nose with an... Read More...
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Kraal Bay Syrah Cinsault 2018

From £8.95 - per bottle
Great value South African red wine perfect for mid-week quaffing! Read More...
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Kraal Bay Pinotage 2018

From £8.95 - per bottle
Food friendly red sustainably crafted from protected, old bush vine Pinotage Read More...
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Mullineux Straw Wine 2017

£27.50
The secret to Mullineux's Straw Wine is harvesting Chenin grapes at normal ripeness... Read More...
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Babylon's Peak Viognier Roussanne 2017

From £14.95 - per bottle
Babylon's Peak winery, situated on the highest weathered granite slopes of the Paardeberg... Read More...
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Mullineux Syrah 2016

From £26.00 - per bottle
Grapes for the Mullineux Syrah come from a number of sustainably farmed vineyard... Read More...
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Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Granite Rock White 2017

From £10.95 - per bottle
Swartland Winery's Winemaker's Collection is an expression of Swartland's finest terroir. The wines... Read More...
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