The Kaapzicht estate is without doubt one of the top Stellenbosch wine producers. The Steytler family acquired the farm in 1946, when Major David Charles Steytler bought what was then called the Rozendal farm. In 1969, George, the younger of the Major’s two sons, bought the farm. He had farmed it for his father for 23 years. After purchase, they formed the company Steytdal Farm (PTY) Ltd with his wife Zelda. By 1984, two of George’s three sons (Danie and George) had joined the farm. The two brothers formed a new company Kaapzicht Landgoed (PTY) Ltd and entered into a six-year lease agreement with their father. Also in that year, the farm was registered as an Estate under the name Kaapzicht. The name Kaapzicht was chosen due to the breathtaking view from the Estate of Table Mountain and Cape Town. In South Africa, the Kaapzicht Estate covers 174 hectares, with 146 hectares currently under vine. The vineyards stretch over predominantly north facing slopes on fertile granite soil with a climate that is ideal for growing quality grapes. It is part of the Bottelary Ward in the Stellenbosch District, an area that has already won many accolades for its high quality wines.
A hugely complex yet entirely drinkable affair. Lime, white peach, yellow apple, earth, some yeasty complexity. Weightless intensity and all of a piece. Oxidative in style but perfectly done – the resulting vague sherry-like quality suits the wine.