The Helderberg Mountain and vineyards
The Helderberg is the jewel in the crown of the Stellenbosch wine region and is located a mere 15kms from the coastline of False Bay and the Indian Ocean. The greater region of Stellenbosch is home to over 160 wine producers, but the Helderberg is more limited to a lucky few. The highest point of the Helderberg is a little over 1,100m, with the highest vineyards planted at 620m. The lower slopes all possess different micro-climates of individual ‘terroirs‘ throughout the undulating plain.
Koffieklip (ferricrete or iron stone), kroonstad, estcourt and gravel hutton.
4ha – 128m above sea – planted 2002 – Clones 99b, 99c, 22f and 9c – Rootstock 101-14