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january 2016

A history of the wine making process in South Africa

In 1863, Louis Pasteur discovered that wine's organic nature meant that every stage of the winemaking process could be carefully controlled.

This was a major development in viticulture and later proved to be vital in the history of South African wine. It also inspired South African viticulturist, Professor Perold, to experiment with the wine making process. In 1925 he successfully produced the first Pinotage wine, South Africa’s only local cultivar.

Our estate is located in the Klapmuts region, which is situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch, the ideal warm climate to grow the grapes for our award-winning wines. Our wine making process is all done on location at our farm, enabling us to carefully monitor each critical stage of the wine making process.

From the hand-picking of our grapes, to the bottling process of our bespoke wines, our wine maker Brendan Butler and the Mount Vernon team are always focused on the finer details. Crafting superb wines that capture the rich history of wine in South Africa, is something we are passionate about and is something we believe can be savoured and enjoyed when tasting our premium wines.




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