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Wine of The Week | IOL.co.za

Written by Sarene Kloren for IOL.co.za


I recently spent a few days in the Breedekloof Valley, near Rawsonville. The valley is known for producing world-class Chenin Blanc and produces 25% of South Africa’s Chenin Blanc. More than 90% of the farms are farmed by their owners, with up to 80% of the farmers being third generation.


Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc

Olifantsberg wine estate is in the Breedekloof Wine Valley. It is just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town and home to many award-winning wines, including the Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc 2014.


Elizma Visser is the winemaker who has crafted the Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc.


She says she was inspired by former public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela, when she made the wine.


“Advocate Madonsela’s courage and work ethic is truly inspiring and she is a great role model for all women, and worthy of raising a great glass of Chenin Blanc to.”


This wine has been rated as one of 10 Stellar Chenin Blancs from South Africa by international wine commentator Darren Smith for the international publication, The Drinks Business.


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