Bergsig Estate is situated in the Breede River Valley in South Africa, about 110 km from Cape Town. This is where the Drakenstein and Hex River Mountains meet, creating such scenic surroundings that the farm was named “Bergsig”, meaning “mountain view”. In the valley and mountain slopes, this family estate offers a range of soils, aspects and climatic conditions, ideally suited to the quality white and red grape varieties grown here. The farm’s position provides unique climatic conditions, because here is where the Breede River Valley narrows. The funnel effect that is created gives Bergsig cooling winds in summer and sufficient rainfall to require only supplementary irrigation when necessary. This coupled with access to mountain hillsides, means the main ingredients for quality are in place.
The majority of vineyards are younger than 20 years, with Pinotage and Tinta Barocca (used for Ports) approaching 30. Planted on a variety of soils, the vineyards have been sited where generations of experience show they produce the best results. Vineyard management is focused not only on ensuring the best possible grape quality, but also on conservation, and the farm is therefore IPW certified, as a user of environmentally friendly farming methods. For further information, see Conservation. Over 437 hectares of mountain, river and valley terrain is in the process of being restored to its natural habitat through the
Cape LBV is a traditionally produced premium quality product. Itâ€™s full bodied, soft richness is the ideal companion to cigars, matured cheese, coffee, shortbread and rich fruitcake.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional in perfect harmony. Opulent plums and black cherries with cigar box and vanilla spicing. Matured for 24 months in new oak. Vibrant, elegant, already showing silky accessibility but with a long life ahead.
This Merlot shows a lovely interplay of fruit flavours with hints of chocolate and black currant pastille, rounded off by soft oak. With loads of ripe berry fruit, this is the ideal wine to serve with flavourful meat dishes.
An elegant wine with deep ruby colour, plums and red berry fruit with smoothly integrated tannin. Accessible now, but well enough structured for 4+ years ageing. The ideal wine to serve with roasts, venison and matured cheese.
The Pinotage is intensely perfumed, cedar-toned plums and dark berries, backed by a smooth – textured tannin structure. This lively, generous wine is a traditional South African variety. Has 4+ years ageing potential. Enjoy with venison and game birds, or hearty casseroles.
A superb blend of The Family of Red wines: Merlot (35%), Pinotage (30%), Shiraz (15%), Tinta Barocca (10%), Ruby Cabernet (5%) and Touriga Nacional (5%). Flavours of ripe berry and plum with layers of creamy vanilla, nuts and dark chocolate on the palate. A perfect partner for red meat.
The Chardonnay is fermented in small oak barrels to create a balance between the abundance of fruit and spicy oak tannins. Tempting flavours of butter, caramel and citrus makes this wine our pride. Serve with Cape Salmon and leafy salads.