Joostenberg Family Blend Red
This is a medium-bodied, blended red wine made for family and friends. It’s a wine for any occasion and drinks well with or without food. The wine is certified as “organic” by the European based auditors, Control Union.
A medium-bodied, red wine with distinctive, plum and savoury notes.
2016R173.00Add to cart
Our oldest Chenin Blanc vineyard was used to make this wine. It was planted in 1982 and for the first 20 years its fruit was sent to the local co-op and used for rather modest dry white blends. To be honest it’s an ugly, gnarly looking vineyard and year after year we contemplated its removal, but as soon as we started making our own wine on the farm we recognized its quality. We now care for this vineyard lovingly every year. The name is derived from the Afrikaans saying “die agteros kom ook in die kraal” (the hind ox also gets there)…..the vineyard took a long time to prove itself and now it’s our favourite vineyard.
2015R160.00Add to cart
The Small Batch Collection wines are made in miniscule quantities and allow the winemaker and his team to explore various winemaking techniques, grape varietals and vineyards. Sometimes he likes to push the winemaking boundaries a bit (the revolutionary process) and sometimes it’s all about figuring out the best way to capture the pure essence of a specific vineyard. This is the second release of Touriga Nacional at Joostenberg. Only 606 bottles were made.
2017R145.00Add to cart
Every year we make a small batch of white wine named after Joostenberg’s current matriarch and gardener extraordinaire, Gillian Fairhead. This wine honours the women of Joostenberg whose substantial efforts, in a male dominated society, have often been unrecognized. The core of the wine is old vine Chenin Blanc and the blending partners are the more exotic Roussanne and Viognier varietals.