Things To Do in PaarlRose Garden Vineyards
Where? Off R44, Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
When? By appointment only.
How? Call +27 (0)21 869-8211
How much? Price on request
What a spectacular place to experience the winemaking process from grapes to bottling. This farm is positioned on the lower slopes of the Paarl Mountains. Whilst the vineyards rest on the lower Northern slopes of Voor Paardeberg, you can see Table Mountain in the West and Horses’ Mountain to the North. The vines find shelter and the perfect climate to grow juicy grapes in the Windmeul Valley.
The estate manager, Shalom Epstein comes from a family of fourth generation winemakers and proudly markets the superb wines which the farm yields. Rose Garden wines are aimed at the on-trade market of exclusive restaurants, hotels and boutique liquor stores. Their Pinotage 2003, Merlot 2003, Pinot Noir 2004, cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2003, Shiraz Reserve 2003 and Maya Red 2003 have all received either a Seal of approval or medals from Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards. Every bottle is said to bring the unique qualities of South Africa’s terroir, people and heritage to the table. But you will have to sample it for yourself.