Piekenierskloof winery: along the mountain ridge

The story of the Piekenierskloof winery begins in 1923 when South African Johan Abraham Van Zyl found himself settling in the undeveloped and ragged mountain ridge of the Piekenierskloof. Soon Johan began to plant vines along the mountain ridge and as they grew and produced grapes, the need for a winery became evident. In 1957 the first winery was established, and it was called the Citrusdal Winery. A few years later, Johans son took an interest in the wine making process and began planting Chenin Blanc and Muscat vines nearby to his fathers’ vineyards.

One of the tope wine regions ins South Africa

Over time and with several developments the name of the winery was eventually changed to Piekenierskloof Wines.The Swartland Region where the Piekenierskloof is located is one of the top wines growing regions of the Western Cape of South Africa. This is because its perfect location where is receives the cool breeze of the Atlantic as well as long, dry and hot summers. The wines of Piekenierskloof are divided into four ranges: The Old Vine Range, the Piekenierskloof Range, the Stonedance Range and the Six Hats Range.

The Old Vine range wines are produced from grapes harvest from the oldest bush vines planted in 1962, making them over 50 years old

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The most popular of the farm’s wines are the Piekenierskloof Heidedal Cinsault 2018, the Piekenierskloof Johan Van Zyl Pinotage 2018, the Grenache Blanc, the Grenache Rose and the Heirloom Red. The wine makers at Piekenierskloof share a very close relationship with the local farming communities of the area and through their positive business practices have become Fairtrade accredited, solidifying their commitment to uplifting local communities.

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Services / Facilities:
Reduced Mobility Access available Reduced Mobility Access
Not Organic Producer Organic Producer
Restaurant available Restaurant
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Kids Activities available Kids Activities
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed
Bus Parking Available Bus Parking
Cellar Door Sales
Appellation:
Wo Swartland
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Grape Varieties:

Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc, Cinsault, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinotage

Location:
Piekenierskloof N7 Road, Citrusdal, Western Cape, 7340, South Africa See it on map
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Spoken Languages: English

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