Clos Malverne winery
Clos Malverne is a winery that was initially known as Malvern Heights. Seymourd Pritchard bought the ten-hectare estate in 1969 from Colonel JW Billingham. The name was Malvern Heights because rolling hills around Malverne in his home country England. Seymour started winemaking in the 1980s when France was the center of wines. He changed the name of the estate to Clos Malverne because the homestead reminded of a Clos in France. Now Seymour and Sophia Pritchard run the winery along with their hard-working team.
The main aim of the winery is to produce handcrafted, traditional wines using natural processes.
The winery uses the traditional process of Basket Press for pressing grapes. and American and French oak barrels for the maturation of wines.
The main aim of the winery is to produce handcrafted, traditional wines using natural processes. In the 90’s Clos Malverne made a lot of progress in the winemaking business. They increased their vineyard plantations and on selected fertile soils so that they get premium quality of grapes. The Clos Malverne Auret is the flagship wine of the brand. The Auret 1998 vintage received a 5-star rating in the famous Platter Wine Guide. It also won the South African Red Wine Champion award in 2001. The winemakers use natural ways of producing wines without much intervention. Their wines express the qualities of their region and are unique. The winery uses the traditional process of Basket Press for pressing grapes. American and French oak barrels help in the maturation of wines.
The main grown grape varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinotage.
The main varieties of grapes that grow here are Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinotage. The best grapes are handpicked and go into the production of their world-famous red, white, rose, sparkling, and dessert wines.