In South Africa, Danie Steytler is considered one of the top two producers of Pinotage in the country. He wins numerous awards and accolades for his Pinotage wines, and for the Vision (a Cape blend with 40% Pinotage). He is passionate about Pinotage, the grape which in Danie’s words ‘put Kaapzicht on the map’.
Kaapzicht is situated up in the Bottelary Hills with magnificent views towards Table Mountain (hence the name Kaapzicht: ‘Cape View’). The farm (first mentioned in 1712) has been farmed by the Steytler family since 1946 and is now in the tender care of third generation Danie Steytler (winemaker) and his brother George (viticulturist); Danie’s wife Yngvild jets around the globe, looking after exports and marketing. Fourth generation Danie Jnr recently joined this family affair, with oenology studies and 4 years of flying winemaker experience under his belt, he is throwing himself into exciting new projects. Plans include a single vineyard, top of the range wooded Chenin and a sparkling wine.
Watch this space!
“The wines … mostly reds and off unirrigated vineyards (an increasingly rare thing in Stellenbosch), at the top level combine classic dryness … with modern flamboyance, power and flair.” Platter Wine Guide 2014
• Top 20 SA Red Wine Cellars & Top 10 SA Red Blends: Top Wine SA Awards 2014
• Multi Platter 5* award winner
• Previous winner of the Old Mutual Trophy for Best Pinotage Blend in South Africa
2014/15 Chenin Blanc
2014 The 1947 Chenin Blanc (limited availability) Tim Atkin: 91 pts
2011/12 Estate Red (Cab Sauv/Shiraz) 2011 Platter: 4*
2011/12 Bin 3 Cabernet/Merlot 2011 Veritas 2014: Silver
2011 Shiraz Veritas 2014: Silver
2013 Pinot Noir
2011/12 Steytler Pinotage 2011 Platter: 4½* 2012 Tim Atkin: 93 pts
2012 Steytler Vision (Cab Sauv/Pinotage/Merlot) IWSC 2015: Silver; Tim Atkin: 92 pts
2011 Hanepoot Jerepigo (17%)