The vineyards of uniWines are our lifeline in producing outstanding wines. Vineyards are planted site-specific to ensure we produce the highest quality grapes. We see ourselves as one big wine estate within the barriers of 2000ha of vines, all uniquely planted on a diverse grouping of soil types , within different micro climates.
The vineyards are planted in late winter every year. The young vines are trellis in the first three years of planting. Full production is achieved in year four of planting. Our irrigation consists of micro and drip irrigation systems that are only used when it’s vital. A continuous logging system is used to monitor the water usage of the vines. Water is supplied to the vines on a supplementary basis when they need it.
THE TERROIR IN THE VALLEY
Seamed by two mountain ranges, the Breedekloof valley is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Klein Karoo. This exceptional positioning allows for a unique combination of coastal and continental climates, making it one of the most distinctive terroirs in South Africa.
The diverse range of soils that line its base help shape the character of this terroir. It hosts a variety of rocky mountain soils, heavy black turfy soils closer to the riverbed and deep alluvial sandy soils that dry out easily after heavy rainfall.
The Valley receives an annual winter rainfall of +- 700mm, which classifies it as a high rainfall area. The diversity of climate and soil makes this terroir a treasure trove of winemaking possibilities.
At the southern tip of the African continent where two oceans meet, lies the city of Cape Town, a great wine capital of the world and the gateway to the South African winelands. A winemaking tradition and history dating back more than three centuries blends the restrained elegance of the Old World with the accessible fruit-driven styles of the New World, making for varied and exciting wines which eloquently express the unique terroir, extraordinary diversity and fascinating people of the Western Cape. The Cape winelands are among the most breathtakingly beautiful in the world.
Variety is in our nature