Klein Karoo Wines

The Klein Karoo Wine Route in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions. It is the easternmost wine producing region in the country, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Langkloof in the east.

The Klein Karoo is situated between spectacular mountain ranges, and its vines are mostly grown on the high slopes in the fertile alluvial soil along the riverbanks.

The climate is generally drier than that of the other wine regions, resulting in healthy vineyards which are grown organically to a large extent. 

Various microclimates enable Klein Karoo winemakers to produce a wide variety of quality wines, including dry wines, fortified wines and pot-stilled brandies. World-class Port and South Africa’s champion Muscadel are specialties among the fortified wines produced here, along with a host of outstanding red and white wines, which vary from full-bodied cabernets to lighter styles for easy drinking.

More than just an excellent range of wines, the Klein Karoo Wine Route offers visitors its unique cuisine, the warmth and hospitality of its people, and the mystique of its landscape. The Klein Karoo Wine Route invites you to toast their variety.


Carlo Sciocatti

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Carlo SciocattiMeet the people of the Klein Karoo Wine Route  

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5-Stars for Boplaas

Klein Karoo Wine Route - 5-Stars for BoplaasThis year, the Platter 2015 Guide, awarded fifty 5-stars for wines and one 5-star for brandy. The 5- star nominees were, as always, all assessed blind by small panels and the top gongs were given out much more meagrely than previously, meaning that this truly is a collection of South Africa’s finest wines.   

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5-Stars for De Krans

Klein Karoo Wine Route - 5-Stars for De KransThe Platter 2015 Guide's 5-star wines were announced on 27 October at The Mount Nelson Hotel. The Platter Guide is generally considered the most comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative guide to SA wine and is published annually.  

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Hermias Vollgraaff

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Hermias VollgraaffMeet the people of the Klein Karoo Wine Route  

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Karen Terblanche

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Karen TerblancheMeet the people of the Klein Karoo Wine Route  

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Peter Bayly

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Peter BaylyMeet the people of the Klein Karoo Wine Route  

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Jacques Jordaan

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Jacques JordaanMeet the people of the Klein Karoo Wine Route  

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Best Value Cabernet Sauvignon

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Best Value Cabernet SauvignonThe results of the RECM Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting held in Cape Town last week produced a very interesting result. De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp, with its Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 was awarded the best value rating of all Cabernets reviewed at this tasting. The RECM Tastings are sponsored by Regarding Capital Management, an independent asset management company. The weekly tastings are hosted by well-known wine critic Neil Pendock at the Pendock Wine Gallery and led by Winnie Bowman, chair of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters.   

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Calitzdorp at Veritas 2014

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Calitzdorp at Veritas 2014The Veritas Awards gives recognition to wines of exceptional quality and the distinctive Veritas symbol of excellence serves as an authoritative quality guideline for wine connoisseurs. Gold and double gold awards are of significant value to the wine industry as well, as it offers a prestigious image for the wine, winery and winemaker and contributes to growth in sales.  

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Francois Ferreira's Tango van Smake

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Francois FerreiraThe ATKV-Tak Wyngilde in Port Elizabeth held a fundraiser on the 26th and 27th of September with wines from the Klein Karoo.  

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October 2014

Klein Karoo Wine Route - October 2014Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter October 2014   

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Taste the Klein Karoo

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Taste the Klein KarooTaste the Klein Karoo! Selection of food and Klein Karoo wines! Friday, 14th of November at the Klein Karoo Wynhuis in Baron von Rheede Street, Oudtshoorn. Contact Ellen Marais at 082 214 5910.  

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Apricot picking at De Krans

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Apricot picking at De KransIt’s that time of the year again! Long summer days and the perfect time to pick seasonal fruit. De Krans Wine Cellar situated in the quaint town of Calitzdorp along the renowned Route 62 invites visitors this year to join them in their annual apricot picking. This fun family event will take place from 19 November until 3 December, where visitors will be able to pick their own deliciously sweet, juicy Bulida apricots at the farm, every day (except Sundays) between 8am and 4pm.   

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Hartenbos wine tasting and sales

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Hartenbos wine tasting and salesWines from the Klein Karoo will be available for tasting and purchasing at the Dolphin Hall in Hartenbos on 17 December 2014.  

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Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Calitzdorp Port & Wine FestivalThe Klein Karoo is the place to be this winter for the annual Absa Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 15 to 17 June. Regarded as South Africa’s Port Capital, visitors from across the country make their way to the sleepy town which comes alive during this social calendar highlight. Pre-book your tickets through Computicket or book during the festival at the Calitzdorp Computicket Box Office which will be conveniently situated at the Calitzdorp Station festival grounds. For more information on this fun filled family festival visit www.portwinefestival.co.za   

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We support the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative.
The Klein Karoo supports the ARA Communication Code


 

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Axe Hill Winery


Barrydale Cellar

Boplaas Family Vineyards

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

De Krans Wines

Domein Doornkraal

Du’SwaRoo

Excelsior Vlakteplaas

Grundheim Wines


Herold Wines

Hillock Wines

Joubert-Tradauw

Karusa Vineyards

Ladismith Cellar

Montagu Wine Cellar

 
Montagu Wine & Spirits Co
(Rietrivier & Uitvlucht)

Peter Bayly Wines

TTT Cellar


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P.O. Box 1113, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa | Tel: +27 (0)82 214 5910 | info@kleinkaroowines.co.za | www.kleinkaroowines.co.za