VINEYARDS

VINEYARDS

PERFECT CONDITIONS

The Solms-Delta philosophy is to make the most of local conditions to produce world-class wines that are uniquely South African. We mainly plant Rhône varietals such as Shiraz, Mourvèrde, Grenache and Viognier that we believe do best in Mediterranean climates such as ours. In true Cape style, we also believe in exploring the diverse landscapes of our heritage and outsource some exceptional vineyards with the help of Rosa Kruger.

We’ve introduced some of the harvesting techniques from the wine cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome, such as desiccation. This method involves strangulating whole bunches as soon as they ripen, and then leaving them on the vine for several weeks to desiccate in the sun. It helps to intensify the flavour and the colour of the wine, without sacrificing acidity. The hot, dry, windy weather of the Franschhoek Valley is ideal for desiccation.

Our Wines

Our Wines

Our wines, like everything about our farm, are delightfully different.

We offer  innovative wines, some of which contain varying quantities of desiccated grapes to create blends with varying intensities and distinctive styles. The process of desiccation – vine-clamping and drying the grapes – is an almost-forgotten Ancient Greek practice that we revive on Solms-Delta with highly favourable (and flavourful) results.

Solms-Delta Hiervandaan 2015

R200

Hiervandaan 2014 

R250

Solms-Delta Cape Jazz Shiraz

R150

Solms-Delta Shiraz 2017 Tasting Notes (1)

 

R100

SolmsDelta_Africana 2015_web (1)

R350

AFRICANA 2013

R400

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