Wine Estate is situated on the northerly facing slopes of the Bottelary Hills.
Blessed with soils of eroded granite and a micro-climate favoring the
development of vines capable of producing high quality wines.
named Rosendal, the farm was purchased by the Steytler family in 1946. The
initial focus of the farm was to produce fruit and bulk wine for the then
Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, South Africa’s largest wine producer. Over the years
vineyard plantings saw a shift towards classic red wine varietals and in 1984
the first wines were marketed under the Kaapzicht banner. Today the Steytlers’
farm some 360 acres of vineyard with a diverse range of varietals being
the guidance of Danie Steytler Snr and his brother George, the estate has
become one of the Cape’s leading producers of full-bodied red wines along with
a number of white wines of distinction including a Chenin Blanc from the oldest
block of the varietal in the country.
the past few years, Danie Snr has passed on the winemaking mantle to his son
Danie Jnr, a giant of a man capable of producing wines that match both his
stature and personality.
Kaapzicht Kaleidoscope White
Well balanced white blend of Roussanne, Verdelho, Chardonnay and
Semillon. Floral aromas predominate with ripe yellow stone fruit and apple
characters in support. Rich and complex with racy fruit and crisp acidity.
An ideal partner to sushi, seafood dishes, light chicken dishes and
wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 2 – 4 years.
Rating: 86 points
Kaapzicht Kaleidoscope Red
Integrated flavors of black and red berries, tea
leaves and spice invite a sip of this easy drinking blend; the gentle
structure, with soft tannins supporting a core of sweet berry fruit, adds
friendly drinkability; medium bodied with a well-rounded savory finish.
Serve with pizza, pasta, stews or grilled meats.
wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 3 – 5 years.
Rating: 87 points
Kaapzicht Bin 3
Signature herbaceous profile in keeping with the
varietal characteristics, showing earthy, crushed leaf components and even
agave, but without any green, bitter elements. The palate is broad, with red
fruited accessibility, and the property’s signature structure and firm tannins.
Medium bodied to full bodied.
Serve with your favorite pizza, pasta or hearty
The wine is ready to
be enjoyed now but aging potential 4 – 7
Rating: 88 points
Kaapzicht Estate Red
Inky, deep purple colored blend offers youthful,
incensed aromas of sweet perfume, wild dark berries, sweet spice and musk. The
palate is lush, supple and juicy, showing bold sweet fruit, kirsch and sour
cherry, nicely framed by freshness, good wood integration and soft tannins.
Delicious on its own or as a partner to rich
venison casseroles or even strong cheese.