With an unwavering focus on crafting superlative Bordeaux blends, the wines of De Toren have become coveted worldwide, raising the profile of high-end South African wines across the globe.
The first wine to make a name for De Toren was the De Toren Fusion V, first released in 1999. Picked from the slightly warmer west-facing vineyards on the property, it’s a ‘Left Bank’ wine dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon yet supported by the classic Bordeaux companions of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Blended harmoniously together, it’s a seamless ‘fusion’ of the five classic varieties of Bordeaux that is consistently scored highly by international wine critics.
Inspired by the world-renowned wines of the famed ‘Right Bank’ of Bordeaux’s Garonne River, the maiden vintage of De Toren Z followed in 2004. Crafted from ocean-facing vineyards, where the vines are cooled by summer sea breezes, its name is a tribute to Zephyrus, Greek God of the Wind. Dominated by Merlot, the ‘Zee’ contains all five of the classic Bordeaux varieties, delivering perfume, sophistication and power. Characteristics which De Toren Z is so well known for, continually securing it international acclaim.
The latest addition to the De Toren range is the De Toren Délicate, offering wine-lovers a unique perspective on Bordeaux.
An extension of the ‘extreme viticulture’ that has contributed to the ongoing success of De Toren Fusion V and De Toren Z, the release of Book XVII and The Black Lion further raised the bar for premium wines in South Africa. Both Book VXII and The Black Lion are hand-crafted in a separate cellar-within-a-cellar at De Toren, and are presented in striking bespoke packaging. Little wonder they have been hailed worldwide as two of the finest ultra-premium wines to emerge from South Africa.
Open from Monday to Friday from 08h00 – 16h00. Tastings are by appointment only. Available weekdays, every tasting is an hour and half and includes a tour through the vineyard, cellar, maturation room, and finishes off with a tasting of their luxurious wines.
Address De Toren Private Cellar is located at Polkadraai Rd, Stellenbosch, 7604