South African Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc: A Taste of the Extraordinary

Welcome to our collection of South African Sauvignon Blanc wines. This vibrant and expressive grape variety has found a unique expression in the diverse terroirs of South Africa, resulting in wines that are as captivating as they are refreshing.

From the cool coastal vineyards of False Bay to the sun-drenched slopes of Stellenbosch, our selection of Sauvignon Blanc wines showcases the best of South African winemaking. Each bottle tells a story of the land, the climate, and the skilled winemakers who craft these exceptional wines.

Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious beginner, our South African Sauvignon Blanc wines offer a journey of discovery. Explore the crisp, citrusy notes of the False Bay Sauvignon Blanc, the complex, tropical flavours of the Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc, or the refreshing, balanced palate of the Wild House Sauvignon Blanc.

Indulge in the distinctive character of South African Sauvignon Blanc and let your senses be transported to the stunning landscapes of South Africa. Dive in, explore, and savour the extraordinary.

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The Story Behind South African Sauvignon Blanc

South African Sauvignon Blanc is more than just a wine; it’s a testament to the country’s rich winemaking history and the dedication of its winemakers. This grape variety, known for its crisp, fresh flavours, has found a unique expression in the diverse terroirs of South Africa.

The Journey of the Grape

One of the standout wines in our collection is the False Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Named after South Africa’s most iconic bay, which frames much of the country’s premium winelands, False Bay Vineyards was borne out of a desire to make ‘real’ wine affordable.

In 1994, Paul Boutinot came to the Western Cape to seek out and rescue grapes from old, balanced, and under-appreciated vineyards. These treasures were otherwise destined to be lost in the large co-operative blends that were dominating South Africa’s wine industry back then.

A Minimal Intervention Approach

Unusually for that time, Paul transformed those Cape gems into wines with a minimum of intervention: Wild yeast ferments, no acid additions, and a focus on letting the natural character of the grapes shine through. This approach was against the tide back then, but today, it’s a familiar story to many ‘real wine’ lovers.

The Legacy Continues

Today, Waterkloof’s Cellar Master Nadia Barnard continues this tradition. The ingredients remain the same: Fantastic coastal fruit, old vines, and wild yeast abound, with additions avoided. The result is a Sauvignon Blanc that is not concocted from over-cropped grapes, nor pumped up on clever winemaking additives. This authentic wine comes from cool, windswept, coastal vineyards. These gems give up meagre yields of small berries, imbued with their own natural acidity and intensity.

Discover the Difference

We invite you to explore our range of South African Sauvignon Blanc wines. Each bottle offers a unique taste of South Africa’s diverse terroirs and the passion of its winemakers. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious beginner, there’s a world of flavours waiting for you to discover.