I want people to drink my wines and think about these mountain ranges, unique and untouched.

www.cederbergwine.com

History

Cederberg Private Cellar is owned by The Nieuwouldt family who have been farming for five generation since 1893. David Nieuwouldt, the latest in the long line of wine makers, started making wine on the farm in 1997. At an altitude of more than 1 000m above sea level, Cederberg Private Cellar is South Africa’s highest winery.

Estate Overview

  • The winery is situated at the foot of the Sneeuberg mountains, one of the highest peaks in the western cape at 2026 metres
  • The cool continental climate with snow in the winter and north westerly breezes in the hot summers, combined with several soil types, unpolluted air and crystal clear waters make this dramatic landscape ideal terrior for a wide range of noble wines, most notably its prized reds
  • The farm is 5500 hectares in size of which 52 hectares is under vine – 40% white varietals, 60% red
  • In its long history the farm has also been famous for growing tobacco, fruits, and has extensive animal husbandry
  • Cederberg is situated in a unique climate – cool continental or Mediterranean rather than maritime or coastal
  • Rainfall varies between 450 and 800mm per annum
  • Average daily temperatures in winter 12-18 degrees, in summer 29 degrees
  • Soils types are well drained on weathered shale/slate on the hillsides and high mountain slopes, with a higher clay percentage well suited to red cultivars
  • There are also Yellow-brown soil of granitic origin, and lightly structured soil with sandstone, well suited to white cultivars.
  • During harvest time only small amounts of grapes are harvested every day, never more than 5 tons at a time
  • The Cederberg is situated in one of eight core conservation areas in the Western Cape

Cederberg Wines

Five Generations

A premium wine in the Cederberg range, only 5 600 bottles produced every year. The 18 months of maturation in new French oak has intensified the rich aromas of blackcurrant and cassis, layered with decadent dark chocolate and cherry tobacco. A velvety texture that lingers on the palate with a distinct blackcurrant aftertaste. A ripe tannin structure from the grapes hanging up to 18 days longer in the vineyard, gives this wine the potential to mature for many years to come.

ACCOLADES

  • SAWi Awards ’18 – Platinum : 100 points
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4.5 – 2017 vintage
  • IWSC ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’19 Report : 93 points – 2017 vintage
  • IWSC ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Old Mutual Wine Trophy ’19 : Bronze – 2016 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards ’19 : Silver – 2016 vintage
  • Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report ’19 : 90 points – 2016 vintage
  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Top Ranking Cabernet Sauvignon : 24th Position

Twelve selected barrels were used to produce 1000 cases. Delicate aromas of honey, lime zest, roasted nuts and peaches laced with sweet vanilla undertones. Well-integrated wood and ageing on the lees developed a full, rich palate with a smooth lingering finish. This Chenin Blanc is concentrated and structured for longevity. An elegant well crafted wine.

ACCOLADES

  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Top Ranking Chenin Blanc : 28th Position
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4 stars – 2019 vintage
  • Veritas ’19 : Silver – 2019 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’19 Report – 2018 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’19 : 4 Stars – 2018 vintage
  • Veritas ’18 : Silver – 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’18 : 90 points – 2018 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide ’18 : 4 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’17 : 90 points – 2017 vintage

Cederberg Range

A complex Shiraz filled with intense red fruit, mulberry and cherries on the nose. 15 Months in oak showing hints of sweet spice and vanilla. Red berries follow through on the palate and finishes off with a smooth lingering sensation. A well-crafted Shiraz that allows you to cellar the wine for a few years developing into a sensational wine. Pair with South African game, powerful cheeses such as young cheddar or gruyere or indulge by pairing with intricate dark bitter chocolate.

ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards ’18 : Platinum – 2017 vintage
  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Grand Slam : 100 points
  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Top Ranking Shiraz : 4th Position
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 5 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Veritas : Gold – 2017 vintage
  • IWSC ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Novare SA Terroir Award ’19 Cederberg Ward : Top Shiraz – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’19 Report : 91 points – 2017 vintage
  • IWSC ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage

High altitude cabernet vineyards that have a longer ripening period give rise to this phenomenal wine. Loads of blackcurrants with cedar wood undertones on the nose with a hint of smokiness and tobacco leaf, creating a complex wine. Good integration of oak with a velvety finish on the palate. A prime example of a well-crafted South African Cabernet Sauvignon.

ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards ’18 – Platinum : 100 points
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Veritas ’19 : Silver Outstanding – 2017 vintage
  • IWSC ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Novare SA Terroir Award ’19 Cederberg Ward : Top Cabernet Sauvignon – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’19 Report – 2017 vintage
  • IWCA ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Concours Mondial du Bruxelles : Silver Medal – 2017 vintage
  • Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report ’19 : 90 points – 2017 vintage

A fantastic blend of 70% merlot and 30% shiraz. Sweet plums and blackcurrants from the merlot and cherries and spice from the shiraz. A wine that is very accessible and smooth with fruity flavours lingering on the palate. This red blend is a must with every braai, but also suited to rich game dishes.

ACCOLADES
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’19 : 4 stars – 2016 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide ’18 : 3.5 stars – 2015 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer – USA ’17 : 89 points – 2015 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review ’16 : 87 points – 2013 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’16 : 3.5 stars – 2013 vintage
  • Ultra Value Wine Challenge ’15 : Silver – 2013 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer ’15 : 87 points – 2013 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’15 : 3.5 stars – 2012 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’14 : 3.5 stars – 2011 vintage

An aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with a combination of tropical, citrus and green aromas. Aromas of gooseberries, guava, lemon zest with hints of asparagus and green fig. A refreshing, crisp acidity finishes off the initial sensation of creaminess on the mid-palate. The ideal companion to traditional chicken pie, but also try it with shellfish or pork.

ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards ’18 – Platinum : 100 points
  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Grand Slam : 100 points
  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Top Ranging Sauvignon Blanc : 2nd Position
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4 stars – 2019 vintage
  • Veritas ’19 : Gold – 2019 vintage
  • Michelangelo Awards ’19 : Double Gold – 2019 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’19 Report : 91 points – 2018 vintage
  • Old Mutual Wine Trophy Show ’19 : Silver – 2018 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards ’19 : Silver – 2018 vintage

The Cederberg style Chenin Blanc offers beautiful layers of melon, grapefruit and fleshy white pear. Four months lees contact ensured a mouth coating creaminess on the palate with a lively crisp acidity to finish off. Altitude vineyards make this Chenin Blanc truly unique. This wine will be well suited to creamy dishes as well as light summer lunches.

ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Top Ranking Chenin Blanc : 28th Position
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4 stars – 2019 vintage
  • Veritas ’19 : Silver – 2019 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’19 Report – 2018 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’19 : 4 Stars – 2018 vintage
  • Veritas ’18 : Silver – 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’18 : 90 points – 2018 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide ’18 : 4 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’17 : 90 points – 2017 vintage

A rare cultivar with 77 hectares left in the world. Cederberg Bukettraube is an explosion of aroma and flavour. It has prominent muscat flavours with apricot and floral notes on the nose. A well balanced wine with a delicate sweetness and a crisp acidity. Enjoyed as an aperitif; partner to spicy fusion foods – not hot; sweet Cape curries, or goose liver and baked fruits.

ACCOLADES
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 3.5 stars – 2019 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’19 : 3.5 stars – 2018 vintage
  • SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards ’18 : Gold – 2018 vintage
  • Winemag ’18 – Alternative Varieties Report : 89 points – 2017 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide ’18 : 3.5 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’17 : 89 points – 2017 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer – USA ’17 : 89 points – 2016 vintage
  • Platters SA Wine Guide ’16 : 3.5 stars – 2015 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review ’16 : 87 points – 2014 vintage
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards ’15 : Gold – 2014 vintage

The Cederberg Rosé, made of Shiraz on sandstone soil, shows elegant aromas of strawberries, watermelon and cotton candy. It has a dry entry with a creamy palate yet it has a crisp finish. This shiraz-based Rosé has an exotic coral pink appearance, a real summer refresher!

ACCOLADES
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 3.5 stars – 2019 vintage
  • Rose Rocks ’19 : Gold – 2019 vintage
  • SA Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards 2019 : Gold – 2019 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’19 : 3.5 stars – 2018 vintage
  • Gold Wine Awards : Gold – 2018 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’18 : 3 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review ’16 : 85 points – 2015 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’16 : 3 stars – 2015 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’15 : 3.5 stars – 2014 vintage
  • Gold Wine Awards ’14 : Gold – 2014 vintage

“Strings of dainty pearls in liquid gold”. Made in the traditional French method of allowing a second fermentation to take place in the bottle. The extended period on lees, allowed time to add to the creamy complexity of this sparkling wine. It resulted in a bouquet of baked brioche, apples with fresh lemon and grapefruit aromas, enticing your senses. A vibrant sparkling wine with a crisp and integrated acidity. This Blanc de Blancs is to be savoured on any memorable occasion.

ACCOLADES
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4.5 stars – 2014 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’19 Report – 2014 vintage
  • Amorim MCC Challenge ’19 : Silver – 2014 vintage
  • Champagne Sparkling Wine World Championships ’19 : Gold – 2014 vintage
  • Amorim Cap Classique ’18 : Silver – 2013 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’19 : 4.5 Stars – 2013 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’18 : 90 – 2013 vintage
  • Cederberg & Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards : Top Sparkling Wine – 2013 vintage
  • The Champagne Sparkling Wine World Championships : Gold – 2013 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide ’18 : 4.5 stars – 2012 vintage

Cape Winemakers Guild

At Agulhas, Africa’s southernmost village, the seas are treacherous and the shores notorious for their shipwrecks. Inland from this dramatic coastline lie the Ghost Corner vineyards, in the Elim ward. Thanks to the strong breezes from the cool Atlantic Ocean, Elim is the coolest wine-producing area in South Africa. This allows David Nieuwoudt to craft wines of great concentration and complexity at Cederberg Private Cellar. The cool maritime climate of Elim expresses elegant aromas of green fig, nettles and dusty dry fynbos with a distinctive minerality. The fermentation in French oak has added complexity and length with smokey bacon nuances. A well-balanced wine with a crisp acidity. Ideal with fresh seafood, or on its own. Best enjoyed 4 – 6 years from vintage.

‘Teen die Hoog’ shiraz vineyards are located more than 1000m above sea level. This is the highest vineyard in the Western Cape situated on a cool south easterly facing red slate slope. The name was given by the farm workers as it reminds them of the toughest pick of the season. The Cederberg climate allows for a long ripening period providing us with grapes picked at great phenolic ripeness. This shiraz is a clear expression of the cool Cederberg mountains showing great fruit intensity of mulberries and blackberries with a combination of sweet spice and violets on the nose. A firm structure on the palate and a long lingering aftertaste of dark berries and spices makes this an excellent wine to cellar for a further 5 – 8 years. An exclusive wine of less than 1000 bottles.

ACCOLADES

  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Top Ranking Shiraz : 33rd Position
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Syrah du Monde ’19 : Gold – 2017 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide ’18 : 4.5 stars – 2015 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’16 : 4.5 Stars – 2013 vintage
  • Syrah du Monde ’16 : Silver – 2013 vintage
  • Syrah de Monde ’15 : Gold – 2012 vintage
  • Robert Parker ’14 : 92 points – 2012 vintage
  • Syrah de Monde ’14 : Winner – 2011 vintage