Winemaking has been around in South Africa for a long, long, time. Even though it is lumped in with the rest of the "New World" winemaking regions (i.e. everywhere but Europe) grapes have been crushed and fermented there since the mid 1600's by the various settlers (primarily Dutch) that colonized the region at that time. Like many regions around the world, South Africa has had its ups and downs when it comes to wine production: Phylloxerra, the Boer wars, and Apartheid all affected the…

Winemaking has been around in South Africa for a long, long, time. Even though it is lumped in with the rest of the "New World" winemaking regions (i.e. everywhere but Europe) grapes have been crushed and fermented there since the mid 1600's by the various settlers (primarily Dutch) that colonized the region at that time. Like many regions around the world, South Africa has had its ups and downs when it comes to wine production: Phylloxerra, the Boer wars, and Apartheid all affected the…

Mooiplaas Langtafel Rose, Stellenbosch, South Africa label

Mooiplaas Langtafel Rose, Stellenbosch, South Africa label

Set amongst majestic mountains, fertile valleys and surrounded by two mighty oceans, Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve boasts a pristine natural beauty.  The history of the farm dates back to 1806, with the Manor House on the Estate as a rare example of the Cape Dutch building style: in the form of the letter H with a neo-classical gable, with the date 1833 engraved to indicate its impressive heritage. In 1989, the Manor House was declared a National Monument.

Set amongst majestic mountains, fertile valleys and surrounded by two mighty oceans, Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve boasts a pristine natural beauty. The history of the farm dates back to 1806, with the Manor House on the Estate as a rare example of the Cape Dutch building style: in the form of the letter H with a neo-classical gable, with the date 1833 engraved to indicate its impressive heritage. In 1989, the Manor House was declared a National Monument.

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