KEY FACTS

Region: Vineyard altitudes on the Simonsberg range between 150 and 600 m above sea level, providing a diversity of microclimates.

Varieties: chardonnay, chenin blanc, viognier, sémillon, shiraz, mourvèdre, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec, petit verdot and pinotage.

Known for: Official Rose of the Chelsea Flower Show

About Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley.

With the Simonsberg Mountain as backdrop, Babylonstoren in South Africa’s Franschhoek wine valley sits at the heart of the Cape Winelands. The soil and climate lend themselves to the cultivation of wine grapes and olives, as well as fruit and vegetables of a remarkably wide variety.

 

Vineyard altitudes on the Simonsberg range between 150 and 600 m above sea level, providing a diversity of microclimates. This variation results in the adjacent vineyards producing fruit with subtly different flavours, giving more blending options to the winemaker so make exceptional wines. All wines are made in state-of-the-art cellars, which incorporates new and old winemaking traditions, showcasing the soils and climate where the grapes are grown. Varieties on the farm are chardonnay, chenin blanc, viognier, sémillon, shiraz, mourvèdre, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec, petit verdot and pinotage.

THE WINEMAKER

Charl Coetzee - Cellar Master

Charl has been part of the Babylonstoren team since day one and still plays an important role in representing the farm.

THE WINEMAKER

Klaas Stoffberg - Head Winemaker

Babylonstoren winemaker and Swartland local Klaas Stoffberg has travelled the world to hone his winemaking skills. But it’s here, in the shadow of the Simonsberg Mountain at Babylonstoren, that he has perfected his craft. An exceptional winemaker, Klaas has played an essential role in the development and growth of the wines produced at Babylonstoren.

The Wines

Sprankel

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Babel

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Candide Pinotage

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Candide White Blend

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Chardonnay

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Chenin Blanc

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Nebukadnesar

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Rose

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Shiraz

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Viognier

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