Nederburg was established in 1791 by Philippus Wolvaart who was granted 49 hectares of land near Paarl by the Dutch East India Company, administrators of the Cape, which at the time was a Dutch colony.
He developed a flourishing farm and built a gracious homestead in 1800 that sadly his wife did not live to see completed. He sold the farm in 1810 to the Retief family in whose possession it remained for seven decades.
The property changed hands several times until it was purchased in 1937 by a viticulturist, brewer and tea specialist, Johann Georg Graue. Graue looked to Germany for a replacement and was lucky enough to find an exceptionally talented young winemaker in Günter Brözel, appointed in 1956. He accelerated Nederburg's prize-winning prowess.
During his 33 years at the farm he introduced many exciting innovations, including noble late harvest wines. His legendary dessert wine, Edelkeur was released at the inaugural Nederburg Auction of Rare Cape wines in 1975 and is still offered exclusively through this channel.
He was the first person in South Africa to win the coveted International Wine & Spirit Competition's Robert Mondavi International Winemaker of the Year Award in 1985. Nederburg's current cellarmaster, Razvan Macici, appointed in 2001 and his team have continued the prize-winning legacy on local and international platforms.
In 2009 Nederburg was judged the most successful producer on the prestigious Old Mutual Trophy Show (also in 2008), earned two five-star ratings in the Platter's South African Wine Guide, came away with the top score in France's Syrah du Monde, was in the top 10 of the Muscats du Monde, also in France, and won two trophies on the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
This gorgeous wine has a lemon green colour with refreshing citrus and apricot flavours with a creamy texture on the palate.
The bouquet consists of lime and melon with vanilla oak notes in the background.
Best paired with grilled salmon.
Awards: 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition- Silver :
2011 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
Colour: Ruby red. Bouquet: Aromas of strawberries and cherries with mocha and vanilla background nuances. Palate: Soft and juicy with ripe fruit and spicy vanilla flavours and soft tannins. Nederburg Edelrood
Details Blend Information: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot Food Suggestions: Excellent on its own or served with oxtail, casseroles, red meat, game, pizza and pasta dishes. In The Vineyard The grapes were sourced from bush and trellised vineyards in the Paarl, Darling and Stellenbosch areas.
Foundation Collection Our starting point is that fine wines are born in the vineyards. Superior vines, well sited and nurtured to coax the best from them, create the foundation for wines of distinction. Made for everyday enjoyment, they deliver a clear and accessible pleasure of fruit and flavour, backed by two centuries of skill, tradition and heritage. Winemaker: Tariro Masayiti Colour: Lovely pale orange rose Bouquet: Soft and fruity aromas with an abundance of strawberry Palate: A lively light- to medium-bodied wine with a clean, fruity and refreshing finish Food suggestions
Winemaker Samuel Viljoen Colour Deep ruby Bouquet Aromas of blackcurrants and cherries with nuances of vanilla in the background Palate A full-bodied wine with ripe fruit, cherry and delicate oak spice flavours, firm tannins and a lingering aftertaste Food suggestions Excellent served with robust dishes such as patés and steaks, as well as full-bodied dishes such as beef stroganoff, winter stews, roasts and mature cheeses Alcohol 14,44% Residual sugar 3,80 grams/litre pH 3,69 Acidity 5,7 grams/litre
Colour: Brilliant with greenish tinges. Bouquet: Melon and herbaceous nuances with fresh gooseberries and a hint of green figs.
Palate: Distinctive gooseberry and herbaceous flavours support a balanced palate with a pleasant lingering finish.
Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc
Details Accolades 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Bronze Blend Information 100% Sauvignon Blanc Food Suggestions
Excellent served with seafood, salads, chicken, veal and light meals.
Colour: Light green. Bouquet: Abundant aromas of pineapple, apricots and guava. Palate: Semi-sweet with fresh fruit flavours and a pleasant finish. Nederburg Foundation Stein Details Blend Information 100% Chenin Blanc Food Suggestions Excellent served with pork, Chinese food, mild curries, liver pâté or baked puddings. In The Vineyard The grapes were sourced from trellised and bush vines from the Paarl, Robertson and Worcester areas. The vines, planted between 1980 and 1995, grow in sandy, decomposed granite and alluvial soils, situated at altitudes of 50m to 100m above sea level.
Bouquet: Aromas of blackcurrant, cherries and prunes with spicy nuances. Palate: Full and velvety with blackcurrant and prune flavours and a good tannin structure. Baronne is not only Nederburg's top-selling red blend but also one of South Africa's most popular wines. Smooth, suave and self-assured, Baronne is full-bodied with ripe succulent flavours, soft tannins and gentle oaking. Nederburg Winemaster's Reserve Baronne (single bottle) Details Food Suggestions Excellent served with heart-warming roast lamb, coq au vin, red meat steak, venison, mature cheese, pizza and pasta dishes
Colour: Ruby red. Bouquet:
An abundance of plums and prunes with a hint of banana and slight oak spices in the background.
A full mouthfeel with rich fruit flavours, soft tannins and a lingering aftertaste.
Excellent served with pasta, pizza, roast leg of lamb, bobotie and even chocolate.