In 1939 the Du Plessis family started farming on the farm, Avon, in the Breërivier Valley. The property consisted of a traditional homestead and farmer’s cellar on the premises. They built the cellar in 1944 and made garagiste style wine on a very small scale, typically with “Frans druif” and Hanepoot as it was widely known on the countryside. In 1970 the Hugo family bought the farm and mainly used it as grazing grounds for their cattle and only in 1977 did they plant the first Clairette Blanche on Avon. Recently, Isak Visagie, bought the farm from the Hugo’s and we will be launching the very first sample of their Clairette Blanche soon.
Longlands and Westleigh
Old bush vines planted in 1977
Picked at 22.5 Balling. Hole bunch pressed and settled for 24 Hours. Racked to old barrel and fermented in barrel. Tick lees contact for 6 months with regular “Batonnage”. Racked from thick lees and Sulphur. New bottling to be launched at Cape Wine 2018.