South Africa’s most uniquely situated vineyard is located within the pristine Cederberg Wilderness Area, which lies in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Here, among spectacular rock formations and fynbos, you will find the highest altitude vineyards in the Cape. The cool climate and remote location, with its pure mountain air and water, ensures that the vines are virus free. This results in award winning wines which show an exceptional purity of fruit.
Dating back to 1893, there have been five generations of Nieuwoudts on the farm Dwarsrivier in Cederberg. Appropriately, the family name means ‘New Wood’. Far north of the softer, settled scenes of the estates closer to Cape Town, the Nieuwoudts broke ground in Cederberg, farming tobacco and fruit, before discovering that this rocky, high-altitude terrain provided the ideal terroir for wines of distinction. Today, David Nieuwoudt carries on the pioneering family tradition, innovating and growing award-winning wines. A keen ‘rocker’ or rock climber, David is not afraid to go in new directions, experimenting with new techniques and not merely resting on his own or his family’s success. His training at Elsenburg Wine Academy and passionate love of wine has resulted in a wide repertoire of wines, each with special character and appeal.
At Cederberg Private Cellar, red wine production constitutes 60% of overall production, and white wine 40%. For white vine varieties the focus is on Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Bukettraube, for red wine varieties, on Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
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