Region: Swartland

Varieties: Shiraz & Chenin blanc

Known for: Bush vines, 4th Generation family owned

About Babylon’s Peak

Babylon’s Peak is a private cellar located on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountains between Malmesbury and Paarl.

Four generations, great-grandfather and grandfather following the route of winemaking, and Stephan and his father currently farming – with the added winemaking as well.

The name Babylon’s Peak is derived from the very high granite peak on the farm, which is known to local people as ‘Babylonstoren’ (in English, ‘The Tower of Babylon’). Some of the highest vineyards in the Swartland region are found here at about 700 metres above sea level.

All the grapes are carefully selected and treated before the wine is made the traditional way in open fermenters. Being a small boutique cellar, we have the opportunity to select and bottle only the best quality wines. This is the reason that our range may differ from year to year.


Stephan Basson

is a passionate and warm-hearted family man. He has dedicated his life to the wine industry and works hard to keep the Basson legacy alive.

The Wines

Babylon's Peak Bush Vines Chenin Blanc

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Babylon's Peak Pinotage

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Babylon's Peak Shiraz Carignan

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Babylon's Peak Cinsault

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Babylon's Peak Shiraz/Mourvedre/Grenache

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