The House of J.C. Le Roux is South Africa’s leading house of sparkling wine dedicated exclusively to the making of fine sparkling wines. We are situated in the fertile Devon Valley near the historic town of Stellenbosch, in the premier wine-growing region of the Cape. During the time of religious persecution in France, a large number of French Huguenots made their way to the Cape of Good Hope to start a new life. No doubt, the fertile valleys and the Mediterranean climate reminded them of the homeland they had left behind. Their influence on life at the Cape proved to be decisive, as they brought with them their considerable skills and knowledge of viticulture. Among them was the prominent Huguenot, Jean le Roux, who left his home in Normandy to settle in the heart of the Stellenbosch area in 1704. He planted 8000 vines in total in the Stellenbosch district and continued the tradition of viticulture in Devon Valley. Today, the House of J.C. Le Roux nestles on part of the historic farm, and it bears testimony to the contribution made to Devon Valley by this illustrious family.
J.C. Le Roux Sauvignon Blanc is a dry yet fruity sparkling wine with tones of tropical fruits, lychees, pineapples and granadillas. It is a refreshing and lively bubbly, showing a good balance and is light and clean on the palate.