The Helderberg – named for its beauty, and meaning “clear mountain" or "bright mountain” – rises majestically above the sweeping False Bay. Around this mountain, farmers have planted vines for centuries, discovering that its soils and proximity to the ocean are ideal for the cultivation of premium grapes. In 1906, the Helderberg Winery was established and in that year made their first wines in their new winery on the slopes of the Helderberg. Over the following decades, the winery grew in stature, based on its pedigree of consistently producing excellent red wines, with notably superb Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery was instrumental in establishing the area’s reputation and high regard, and today the Helderberg is widely acknowledged as South Africa’s home of fine red wines. Boekenhoutskloof purchased the property in 2011, and Marc Kent commented, “We believe it has nice synergy with our business in Franschhoek and our investment in the Swartland, and we’re excited to be relaunching the brand.”
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