When I was a boy, my parents farmed at the Durbanville Village end of the Valley which produces grapes for The Durbanville Hills Winery. Many of my friends were the children of wine farmers and on my Raleigh bicycle with its thick tyres I used to ride up and down the Valley.
Today, many of those farms produce grapes for The Durbanville Hills Winery, a co-operation between Distell and 9 grape growing farmers. The Valley is open ended looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain and Robben Island. The Benguela Current runs up the West Coast from the cold Southern Atlantic Ocean. This cold current causes breezes which ameliorate summer heat on the vineyards. One of the grape varieties which does really well here is Sauvignon Blanc.
Here is a fine example of a sublime Sauvignon Blanc from Martin Moore, founding winemaker and Kobus Gerber who is responsible for white wines at the Winery.
Click the red arrow on the left to listen to my podcast on the Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2018.
Read more about Durbanville Hills Winery, its wines and the Tangram Restaurant – CLICK HERE