View the Schalkenbosch Wine Estate in Google Maps and Google Earth. Please take a look around and check back regularly as Google adds more maps and begins to include the vineyards.
We have commenced construction of an impressive gatehouse for the Conservation Estate through which you will pass when you come to visit us again. This will control access to both the conservation estate up in the mountains and Schalkenbosch Cottages and Cellar.
VINTAGE: 2006 ORIGIN: Western Cape CULTIVAR: 50% SHIRAZ/ 21% MOURVEDRE/ 17% GRENACHE/ 12% VIOGNIER WINEMAKER: Johan Delport ALCOHOL: 15.86% pH: 3.60 SUGAR: 4.7g/l ACIDITY: 5.6g/l WINEMAKER`S DESCRIPTION A full bodied well rounded wine which has a complex nose of vanilla with spicy undertones. Reminiscent of ripe plums it is well balanced with fully intregrated oak [...]
Schalkenbosch Wine Estate has been awarded Championship status by the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative, joining 14 other Estates in South Africa, such as Anglo American’s Vergelegen, Graham Beck, Backsberg, La Motte and Lourensford.
The 2009 harvest is now safely in the tanks after a strange summer, in fact we didn’t have a normal summer, average temperatures were a good 4 to 5 degrees centigrade cooler. This resulted in a longer ripening period which should be good for this year’s wines and all the early signs indicate this will be so.