De Wetshof Estate

About

As the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley, De Wetshof has become known internationally as South Africa’s eminent Chardonnay House. The De Wet family’s winemaking heritage can be traced back to 1694 when the first De Wets arrived at the Cape. Danie de Wet, proprietor and cellarmaster, is assisted by sons Johann (viticulture and marketing) and Peter (winemaker). De Wetshof’s wines express the uniqueness of the soils of the Estate and meticulous attention to detail, while state-of-the-art technology ensures that the work in the cellar complements the gifts of nature’s vineyards.

Limestone Hill Chardonnay

Robertson Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Millions of years ago termite colonies built nests in the Robertson Valley of South Africa. Over time these piles became calcified making for high limestone content in the soils of the Breede River Valley. 100% Chardonnay, 100% stainless steel, 100% elegant drinkability. Citrus, green apple, minerality.
Scores
2021 Wine & Spirits, Best Buy - February 2022

2021 Wine Spectator, Smart Buy - February 2022

2021 James Suckling 90 - December 2021

Bon Vallon Chardonnay

Robertson Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
This 100% Chardonnay from three distinct vineyard blocks in the 'good valley' (Bon Vallon) is also made exclusively in stainless steel with 10 months of aging on its fine lees. Citrus, wild flowers, balanced.
Scores
2021 Vinous 90 - November 2021

2020 Wine Spectator 91 - December 2021

Lesca Chardonnay

Robertson Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
This vineyard's soil is calcareous with a high concentration of rock and clay. Also 100% Chardonnay, this wine is barrel fermented and aged in one, two, and three year old French oak. Citrus, nutty, elegant.
Scores
2020 Decanter 95 - July 2021

2019 Decanter 91 - January 2020

Bateleur Chardonnay

Robertson Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
One of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in all of South Africa, this flagship wine is named after one of Africa's majestic birds of prey. Gravel soils rich in limestone and clay allow this single vineyard to shine. Barrel fermented and aged in older French oak. Citrus, pear, ageworthy.
Scores
2018 Decanter 96 - July 2021

2017 Tim Atkin MW 93 - January 2019

2017 Wine Spectator 91 - March 2020