Bushmanspad Estate

Wine Estate

WINE PROJECTS

Our philosophy is to combine the exceptional conditions of this new world terroir with the most outstanding French varieties to create the best of both worlds, so the choice of location was very important. The Robertson valley is blessed with rich alluvial soil along, consistent summer temperatures, low annual rainfall and light humidity.

We started from scratch in 2000 and after an extensive soil analysis the choice was made for compatible rootstocks and cultivars. The result was so promising that South African wine institute, KWV delivered the best quality plant material ("Motherblocks“): Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Mourvèrdre and Malbec.

The latest technology was introduced and local workers were trained to work with the most sophisticated machinery (on the left you can see a farmworker with our "sprayquad“ ). Selective pruning techniques and scarifying yields helped us create the perfect conditions for the vines to produce top grapes. “The wine is made in the vineyard“ will always be our guide. We co-operated Graham Beck wines , who saw the potential of our terroir. As a result, we have been producing top quality wines since August 2007.