Vriesenhof unveils a refreshed look for their range of wines

Vriesenhof Vineyards, nestled at the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountain, has launched a new look for their range of wines.

Available from the farm’s tasting room and specialised wine shops, the new labels reflects an exciting new chapter in the already deeply rooted Vriesenhof story. Throughout the years the brand has built up a strong reputation and following, offering consumers a range of wines that promises excellence and a discernible regional expression.  Aiming to provide true enjoyment of one of nature’s finest offerings.

Vriesenhof has a rich history that dates back to 1679 when the first Coetzee arrived in Table Bay. The family acquired their first land in Stellenbosch in 1682 with some more land acquired later in the Jonkershoek Valley. They left Stellenbosch to explore the rugged West Coast at the end of the 1680’s. Current owner and former Springbok rugby hero Jan “Boland” Coetzee returned to Stellenbosch in 1963 to pursue his studies in viticulture at the Stellenbosch University. Jan bought Vriesenhof in December 1980 and produced his first wine under the majestic oak trees in 1981.

When he arrived on Vriesenhof, it was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut and Pinotage. In 1983, Jan started planting Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. His innovation continued in the mid-1990’s when he added Pinot Noir and in 2009 when he planted Grenache vineyards.

Vriesenhof Winemaker Nicky Classens with Owner Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee

Since 2006, the majority of the farm has been replanted, except for a small vineyard of old bush vine Pinotage at the top of the hill, as you enter the estate. These vineyards represent the wines of the new generation, who follow the philosophy that, “The winemaker is a humble servant of nature. His role is to give nature the opportunity to produce the best possible wine. “

The Vriesenhof range represents excellence through diversity. Each wine is crafted to a specific style by winemaker, Nicky Claasens, to ensure appeal to the broadest spectrum of wine lovers. Tastes may come and go, but a wine of true quality will always be in fashion.

The new look range comprises seven wines, which includes an unwooded Chardonnay, barrel fermented Chardonnay, Pinotage, Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre blend, Pinot Noir, a Bordeaux style red blend – Kallista – and a Grenache, which made from grapes from the Piekenierskloof.

The cellar door prices are as follows:

Unwooded Chardonnay – R 95.00
Barrel Fermented Chardonnay – R 190.00
Pinotage – R125.00
Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre blend – R125.00
Pinot Noir – R290.00
Kallista – R290.00
Grenache – R330.00