The San and Khoi peoples inhabited the Cederberg area from early times, leaving behind a rich legacy of rock art. It was only during the mid-1800s that another tough group of people set foot in the Cederberg – the Nieuwoudt family. The first Nieuwoudts arrived in South Africa during the early 1700s. Nearly 100 years later, their descendants moved to the Cederberg. In 1893 the present family moved to the farm Dwarsrivier, which is also known as Cederberg Private Cellar. Located along the West Coast of South Africa, the Cederberg region receives very little rainfall every year. In spite of being a coastal region, you will not witness a typical coastal climate here. This place enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate, which plays a huge role in defining the character of the fruits grown here. The Dwarsrivier farm, where the vines are planted, can be found on the foothills of the Sneeuberg Mountains, one of the highest in the Western Cape area. The vineyards of the Cederberg Private Cellar are the main reasons for the unparalleled quality and flavour of the wines crafted here. Currently, the fifth generation of the Nieuwoudt family manages the Cederberg wine brand, which is regarded as one of the best high-altitude wines from South Africa.
The bouquet shows delicate aromas of honey, lime zest, roasted nuts and peaches laced with sweet vanilla undertones. Well-integrated wood and ageing on the lees developed a full, rich palate with a smooth lingering finish. This Chenin Blanc is concentrated and structured for longevity. An elegant well crafted complex wine.