Complex, refined, Medium-body Red
Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: S. Africa> Stellenbosch> Helderberg> Schapenberg.
Notes: Only 500 cases made; 200 meters ABS; Biodynamic farming, vegan-friendly.
Helderberg is the coolest wine-growing area in Stellenbosch due to its proximity to the ocean. Overlooking False Bay and comprised of shale and weathered granite, the three attributes perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Vergelegen, Waterkloof, and Journey’s End are some of the best wine estates that neighbor Highberry vineyards.
Werner Engelbrecht , one of South Africa’s celebrated winemakers (Waterkloof, Avondale, and Vinfruco), is one of the founding team members of this new but upcoming high-quality wine estates.
"We decided to focus on Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, as these varietals perfom the best on Highberry. Both varietals require a long cool growing season which Highberry happily provides. The Schapenberg creates elegant Sauvignon Blanc's with lots of concentration and length and Cabernets with ripe juicy fruit and firm,yet fine tannins. We will mainly focus on these two varietals as they showcase the Scapenberg and Highberry terroir." - Werner Engelbrecht