Established in 1941. The winery had its humble beginnings in a charming missionary church on the outskirts of Robertson, and its history is closely linked to that of the town. Robertson, established 1852, was named in recognition and appreciation of the many services of Dr William Robertson, a Scottish minister who arrived in South Africa in 1822. During the late 19th century, the worker community that occupied the land where the Robertson Winery now stands built a stone church and their congregation was serviced by missionaries. When Robertson Winery was established in 1941, the small church was no longer in use and the winery acquired the building for its winemaking and cellaring operations. We believe winemaking is a natural process. Since different styles of wine vary greatly in their soil and climatic requirements, our accomplished cellarmaster believes that the desired style should determine the choice of vineyard. Adhering to a philosophy of minimal handling and gentle pressing in order to capture the natural flavours of the fruit in the wine, the team of winemakers gently guide the transformation process to craft wines of exceptional quality and individuality.
This full-bodied wine shows freshly crushed black pepper aromas with hints of cinnamon and cloves on the nose with lots of brambly red berry fruit, rich mulberry and well integrated vanilla tones.