Piekenierskloof Wines

Discover the Magic of Piekenierskloof Wines

Welcome to the world of Piekenierskloof Wines, a treasure trove of South African wines that are as rich in history as they are in flavour. Our collection of Piekenierskloof Wines is a testament to the passion and dedication of the van Zyl family, who have been cultivating the rugged mountain ridge of the Piekenierskloof since 1923.

From the lush valleys of the Olifants River region, these wines are born from the hardy Grenache vine, a varietal that thrives in hot and dry conditions. The result is a range of wines that are not only synonymous with the Piekenierskloof name but also with exceptional taste and quality.

Each bottle tells a story of the land, the people, and the heritage that makes Piekenierskloof Wines so unique. So why not explore our selection and discover the magic of Piekenierskloof for yourself? Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious beginner, we’re sure you’ll find something to delight your palate.

So, dive in, explore, and let the journey of discovery begin with Piekenierskloof Wines.

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The Story Behind Piekenierskloof Wines

Piekenierskloof Wines is more than just a brand; it’s a legacy. The story begins with the Piekeniers, Dutch soldiers who were deployed to explore the plains of the Olifants River region. They fell in love with the lush valley and decided to settle permanently, cultivating the land and developing a small farming community. This is where the story of Piekenierskloof Wines begins.

The van Zyl family, descendants of these original settlers, have been passionately cultivating the rugged mountain ridge of the Piekenierskloof since 1923. Today, the fourth generation of the van Zyl family celebrates their heritage with unique wines made from meticulously farmed and lovingly managed vines.

The Unique Terroir of Piekenierskloof

The vineyards of Piekenierskloof grow on West- and East-facing slopes on both sides of a valley that winds its way in a North-South direction. Planted in Tafelberg sandstone soils at an altitude of 650m to 700m, the altitude and sandy loam soils give the wines a sense of perfume and minerality. The grapes ripen slowly, developing complex flavours, resulting in wines with predominantly fresh fruit and berry flavours.

Piekenierskloof is synonymous with the Grenache varietal, a vigorous and hardy vine that thrives in hot and dry conditions. The Grenache reaches its pinnacle of quality when the vines reach maturity. This varietal paves the way for Piekenierskloof’s arsenal of iconic Rhône varietals like Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Mourvèdre, and Shiraz.

A Taste of Piekenierskloof

Our collection of Piekenierskloof Wines offers a variety of tastes and experiences. For instance, the Piekenierskloof Old Vine Bergandel Chenin Blanc is a testament to the unique terroir of the region. This wine is made from old vine Chenin Blanc grapes, offering a taste that is both rich and complex.

The Legacy Continues

The legacy of the Piekeniers and the van Zyl family continues with each bottle of Piekenierskloof Wine. As you explore our selection, you’re not just tasting wine; you’re experiencing a piece of South African history. So, whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious beginner, we invite you to explore the magic of Piekenierskloof Wines.