The 27 hectare wine estate from the Dutch entrepreneurial couple Marianne & Fons Aaldering, no strangers to the travel catering industry as founders of MarFo and Delta Dailyfood, is located in picture-perfect Stellenbosch South Africa and boasts a unique and special microclimate which results in flourishing vines producing top-quality grapes. Aaldering Vineyards & Wines is very happy to embrace Pinotage at the Aaldering Estate, by virtue of the sense of proud of South Africa and its varietal. The perfect terroir to cultivate top quality fruit and to aim for preserving the intrinsic quality of the grapes into the bottle makes it that Aaldering takes part in the cult revolution of top quality Pinotage wines. The treasure that you will find in Aaldering wine is the dazzling fruit expression, with finesse and elegance.
THE VINEYARDS & WINES At Aaldering (Stellenbosch) we specialize in a variety of 4 Pinotage wines, including a classic 24 months barrel-aged Pinotage, a zesty unwooded version called Lady M, a Pinotage Blanc de Noir which uniqueness attracts the attention of wine lovers worldwide, as well as a Pinotage rosé. Next to that Aaldering makes another 4 beautiful wines knowing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot. Expect well-structured, layered and elegant wines with beautiful gastronomic purposes. We have been very fortunate to build a great reputation with our wines in top gastronomy.
THE BRAND Aaldering Vineyards & Wines has established itself in high end and luxurious wine specialty stores and top gastronomy throughout several continents within 5 years. You will find the name on wine lists of esteemed 1, 2, and 3 Michelin starred restaurants as well as on board of American Airlines First Class, All Nippon Airways First Class, All Nippon Airways First Class, Asiana Airlines First Class & KLM Airlines Business Class worldwide.
SUSTAINABILITY – ENVIRO LABEL We are not a certified organic wine producer however we work towards sustainability in the vineyards, as one of the 10 most sustainable wineries of South Africa as certified by Enviro Wines, that confirms them being amongst the top-class of IPW (Integrated Production of Wine) accredited producers. For us however it is not about being certified, our focus is to make the best quality wines of South Africa while doing our best to preserve nature, and still achieve our goals quality wise. We focus on working with our vineyards and only react to pressures in the vineyard when symptoms are seen, rather than work on a programme. Considering we have a small estate, 21 ha. under vine, we are able to focus and isolate the problem if there is any, in order not to affect the total harvest of our estate grown grapes.
- Established: 2004
- Proprietor: Marianne & Fons Aaldering
- Farming: Organic
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