Springfontein Wine Estate is breathtakingly beautiful, the people are warm, and the ocean, with its icy wind that blows across the vineyards, is close by. We have huge potential in the pure limestone soils. We follow a simple philosophy: Take what the sun and soil give us, and help it become the best possible reflection of this specific place.
Springfontein's winemaker Tariro Masayiti, walks through the rows popping fruit into his mouth, chewing the seeds to find the moment of ripeness he is looking for. Along with the cool climate, pure limestone soils and Hildegard Witbooi's diligent work in the vineyards, we are able to hand harvest the best of what our place gives us as beautiful fruit, from which we carefully handcraft natural wines that are structured, yet elegant and well balanced.
Varietals & Wines
Our focus is on the varietals well know in South Africa: Chenin Blanc and Pinotage. In addition to the “old faithfuls” like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, we have small plantings of Petit Verdot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.