The GVB in the name of this outstanding wine, stands for Grown, Vinified and Bottled on the Estate. Vergelegen is in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation though on the Eastern side between Somerset West town and the Helderberg Mountains. It is perfectly situated to receive the cooling Summer breezes off False Bay which ameliorate the vineyard heat in the Summer. This allows for longer hang to perfect ripeness, thus greater colour, aroma and flavour in the final wine.
Vergelegen is a true Wine Destination with no need to go anywhere else in a single day. The magnificent Manor House with the row of ancient Camphor Trees standing proud, almost as in protection of the house. The other buildings, the magnificent gardens, the restaurants all offer so much.
Andre van Rensburg, the Vergelegen Winemaker, is much awarded, serious, and yes, passionate. In his time at Vergelegen, the vineyards have become his friends and he knows every nook and cranny of them. His impressive cellar at the top of a hill is modern and it is here that Andre and his team receive the quality grapes for the fine Vergelegen Wines
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