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 3rd generation Danie Steytler (winemaker) and his brother George (viticulturist); Danie’s wife Yngvild jets around the globe, looking after exports and marketing. 4th generation Danie junior recently joined this family affair, with oenology studies and 4 years of flying winemaker experience under his belt, 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!