Wines from South Africa


Kaapzicht 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.

Originally 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 present.

Under 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.

In 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 Chenin Blanc

The wine shows ripe stone fruit, pineapple, honeysuckle, gunflint and hay on the expressive nose. On the palate the wine is bright with crunchy acid and subtle savory undertones.

The wine will pair well with seafood dishes, salads and light chicken dishes.

The wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 2 – 4 years.

Rating: 88 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.

The wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 3 – 5 years.

Rating: 88 points

Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc

Wonderful sun-ripe yellow fruit with crunchy apple, fresh pineapple, lemon curd and a lick of toast on the nose. The palate is medium bodied and fresh with a fleshy core with a sustained finish showing delightful lemon pith nuances.

The wine will pair well with rich seafood dishes, cream based pastas and chicken dishes.

The wine is ready to be enjoyed now but will age nicely over potential 5-6 years.

Rating: 90 points

Kaapzicht Skuinsberg Cinsaut 

The nose shows delightful black cherry and plum notes partnered by subtle floral, earth and spicy hints. On the palate the wine is lithe with the fruit notes prominent, a fine tannic core and sustained, savory finish.

The wine will pair well with gamebirds, tuna and grilled chicken.

The wine will age nicely over the next five to six years

Rating: 94 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 stew.

The wine is ready to be enjoyed now but aging potential 4 – 7 years.

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.

The wine will age well for the next 5 – 7 years.

Rating: 89 points

Kaapzicht Cabernet Sauvignon

The wine is deep ruby with a saturated opaque center. On the palate the wine shows an abundance of classic blackcurrant notes partnered by subtle hints of fynbos, leather, herb and pepper notes. On the palate is rich and forthcoming with an inky succulence and firm well-managed tannins. The rich fruit is beautifully balanced with integrated oak flavors lending depth and complexity.

The wine will pair well with red meat dishes, rich stews and pastas.

The wine will age well to ten years and beyond.

Rating: 92 points