Things To Do in TulbaghWine Tasting at Theuniskraal
Where? Theuniskraal Vineyards, Tulbagh, Western Cape.
When? Tasting Times: Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 12h00 and 13h00 - 16h00; Saturday from 09h00 to 13h00.
How? Call + 27 (0)23 230-0687
How much? Price on request
In the early 1700ís, Theunis Bevernagie settled in a fertile valley guarded by the towering Witzenberg and Winterhoek mountains, and fed by the Klein Berg River. His name was to be enshrined in local wine lore. For in 1927 Theuniskraal was bought by the Jordaan family, specifically for winemaking. In 1948, Andries Jordaan launched the estate's first Riesling - and a South African icon was born.
Just two years later Theuniskraal Riesling took gold at the Commonwealth Wine Show against international competition. Andries' sons, Kobus and Rennie continued the tradition of fine Riesling, extending plantings with other classic varieties, both white and red. Today their sons Andries and Wagner carry on the familyís hands-on quality approach to winemaking.
Without good grapes there can be no fine wine. At Theuniskraal, grapes harvested in the cool of the morning are ripe, crisp and flavour-filled when they reach the cellar. Gentle handling and minimum manipulation preserve that flavour through all stages of wine making.