Things To Do in DurbanvilleSample Wines at Phizante Kraal
Where? Klipheuwel Way (R302), Durbanville, Cape Town North, Western Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00.
Saturday from 10h00 to 14h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 976-2114
How much? Price on request
One of Durbanville’s oldest farms, Groot Phesantekraal Farm was granted to its first owner, Olof Bergh, by Simon van de Stel. Captain Olof Bergh married Anna de Koning in 1676 and together they farmed the land on Phizante Kraal. Much of this farm’s history and legacy is linked to Anna, a daughter of slave, who rose above her circumstances and went on to inherit Groot Constantia once her husband died.
The Brink family took ownership from the late 1800s which saw Andre and Ronelle Brink plant 50ha of vines in 1996 and launch their own label in small quantities in 2005 whilst most of the land is utilised for the farming of cattle, sheep and grains. Their Phizante Kraal Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc are vinified by winemaker Thys Louw at Diemersdal.
The 2007 Shiraz won the Durbanville Terroir Award and a Michelangelo silver medal in 2010. The limited edition of 2000 individually numbered bottles of Anna De Koning: Chenin Blanc 2011 completes their range, which the Brinks invite you to come taste in the cosy thatch-roofed building on the farm. Ronelle Brink says they are “keeping it small at about 4000 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc and 2000 bottles each of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.”