DU PREEZ ESTATE
Worchester, South Africa
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Hennie du Preez Jnr has been steadily improving the standards on this family farm near Rawsonville since he took charge of the cellar in 1995. His unassuming goal: ‘To produce consistent value-for-money wines. I’d like to see our wines in every home!’ Polla Red – a happy accident blended when he had to fill up a tank in a hurry – has grown tenfold to meet demand.
Owner: Hennie du Preez Snr
Winemaker: Hennie du Preez Jnr (since 1995)
Production: 15 000 cs own label
90% red, 8% white & 2% other
Vineyards: 150 ha
The Du Preez Farms are situated near the Du Toitskloof mountains in the Breede Rivier Valley, approximately 75 kilometers from Cape Town. The Du Preez family has been farming here for four generations, since 1926.
There is a total of 350 hectares under production. The
following noble cultivars are produced:
Merlot, Shiraz, Ruby Cabernet, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinotage, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc,Semillion, Chenin Blanc, Colombar, Riesling and Muscat d' Alexandrie.
The winters are cold with an average rainfall of 500mm, but summers, with their abundance of sunshine, are temperate and dry with cool evening breezes that cool down the wines.