Kaapzicht Estate - A true family business
Kaapzicht Estate is a family-run winery in Stellenbosch District, South Africa. The name "Kaapzicht" comes from the fantastic view from our hills over Cape Town and Table Mountain. The Steytler family has been farming here since 1946, Danie and his younger brother George are now the owners of the property in the third generation.
Every member of the family has a job:
George is the winegrower and takes care of the vineyards, the maintenance of buildings and vehicles. His wife Mandy rents a place for weddings and parties as well as a small guest house. Danie (the eldest of the two brothers) oversees the finances and everything that happens in the wine cellar and also helps with local sales and marketing in South Africa. His son Danie Junior joined the family business as a winegrower in February 2009. He holds a degree in oenology and viticulture from Stellenbosch University. His wife also works in the family business and is responsible for all sales in South Africa. Danie's wife is the export marketing manager and helps to expand export markets.
Dream conditions in the vineyard
The irrigated vineyards are grown on old weathered granite soils on the north-western slopes of Bottelary Hills (warm, direct sunlight), 30 km from the Atlantic Ocean (cool sea breezes) and have a perfect combination of everything needed for full-bodied, fruity wines. On 190 ha, 70 % red varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage, Cinsaut, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Pinot Noir) and 30 % white varieties (mainly Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, some Muscat d' Alexandrie and even less Chardonnay) are cultivated. All wines are produced from our own grapes, grown on our own land and vinified in the cellar. As a result, consistent quality is guaranteed. The wines are aged in steel tanks and wooden barrels.
Danie Steytler and his son, make their wines exactly as they would like to drink them themselves: full-bodied, round and fruity wines with good structure, well-integrated tannins and a long finish. At the same time, they are constantly trying to improve their wines. Improvement is also the key word for the responsibility that the winery feels for the valorisation of its farmers and their families. Thus, 120 people still live on the farm. Since most of the youths did not finish school for cost reasons, Üaaüzicht started to pay all the bills for all 42 children of the employees in 2002.
More information about Kaapzicht
|Company Name:||Kaapzicht Wine Estate|
|Street:||M23 Bottelary Rd|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+27 21 906 1620|
|Managing Director:||Danie Steytler|
|Vineyard Area:||190 ha|