OUR WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

We believe in quality without compromise. We believe that there is no single activity which produces greatness, but rather a series of inter-related activities which all have to be performed at the highest level. We believe in making understated classic wine that exudes elegance.

Warwick's Winegrower Ronald Spies
Warwick's Winegrower Ronald Spies

WINEGROWING TECHNIQUES

We implemented an environmentally friendly approach to produce top quality grapes, refraining from using pre-emergent herbicides in our vineyards. We spray once annually under each vine row and mow twice a year.

The farm also refrains from using harmful insecticides, rather concentrating on spot treatments in the vineyards. We can detect the positive effect of our efforts, our booming earthworm population is a result of that.

VINEYARD INFO

  • Predominant Soil Type:
  • Hutton & Clovelly
  • Irrigation:
  • 40% Drip Irrigation
  • Avg rainfall:
  • 600mm
  • Avg summer temp:
  • 28 C/16 C
  • Predominant aspect of Vineyards:
  • South Facing Slopes
  • Warwick farm size:
  • 110 Ha
  • Vineyards size:
  • 56 Ha
  • Altitude:
  • 220m to 340m

WARWICK HARVEST REPORT

VARIETIES

Warwick Grape Varieties Info
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon 20,3 Ha
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  • Cabernet Franc 2,8 Ha
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  • Merlot 5,9 Ha
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  • Pinotage 8,2 Ha
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  • Shiraz 3.3 Ha
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  • Sauvignon Blanc 10,5 Ha
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  • Chardonnay 5 Ha

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BIODIVERSITY AND WINE INITIATIVE

We are a Biodiversity and Wine Initiative Member.

As BWI members, our vision is to protect and conserve the Cape Floral Kingdom, by preserving the Cape Fynbos. We remove alien trees and we have embarked on a annual tree planting programme that sees us plant at least 100 to 150 trees per year.

We realized the importance of "biodiversity" and over the past decade they’ve strived to maintain a balance between nature and wine making. Our conservation area consists of some 4 hectares of pristine renosterveld and forms part of the Klapmutskop Conservancy.

Find out more about it here.