From the beginning, the vision was to create something truly exceptional. By embracing the best of the old and blending it with the best of the new, De Toren’s approach over the past decades has remained to continuously evolve in their pursuit of excellence.
De Toren’s philosophy of exceptional care extends to every single aspect of their winemaking journey and beyond. And was the inspiration behind establishing itself as South Africa’s first-ever gravity-fed cellar. Driven by a pioneering spirit and inspired by the untapped potential of its unique hilltop location on the flanks of the Polkadraai Hills, the estate sought to reinterpret the concept of Bordeaux wines in South Africa.
The estate celebrated its first-ever wine release in 1999 with the maiden vintage of the iconic De Toren Fusion V. This multi-award-winning wine’s name originated from the meticulous blending process of ‘fusing’ together the five noble varietals of Bordeaux of which Cabernet Sauvignon remains the dominant cultivar in this world-famous blend.
Renowned for their meticulous attention to detail and use of only the gentlest processes, both in vineyard and cellar, the result of De Toren’s labour of love today, is a range of spectacular Bordeaux-styled wines, awarded with many honorary titles over the past two decades. An approach to craftsmanship that still remains amongst the finest in the world.
The estate boasts the most magnificent views, spanning from the Stellenbosch mountain ranges to the scenic Cape Peninsula and even the majestic Table Mountain. All of which can be experienced by wine lovers, collectors and connoisseurs when visiting De Toren for an exceptional experience. The experiences range from Premium walk-in tastings hosted in the exquisite wine bar or on the patio with its panoramic views to Luxury and Icon Tours, available by appointment, and hosted by a senior member of the winemaking team. Sumptuous charcuterie platters are also available for guests to feast on, and with winter upon us, De Toren’s plush tasting lounge with its panoramic views and cosy fireplace is bound to become a favourite amongst red wine lovers.
For more information on this boutique estate, its acclaimed wine range and curated experiences, visit www.de-toren.com.