Steenberg may be situated on the outskirts of Cape Town in the Constantia region, but it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal city. This corner of South Africa is a veritable oasis. The vineyards are surrounded by nature reserves. Table Mountain looms over the winery, directing the cool Atlantic winds towards the vines – a proud reminder of the granite that surrounds the farm. You only have to be outside to know why it’s as close to perfect as you can get.
Steenberg have always looked at grapes and vines differently to their peers. For all the hype around wine being made in the vineyard, this is one producer that showcases its viticultural focus. The ideal climatic conditions mean that varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and even Nebbiolo are more than just experiments, they are critical success stories. The history of the farm stretches back to 1682, far longer than most South African producers, but that hasn’t stopped Steenberg from showing the world what South Africa is capable of.