The Hill & Dale label offers a range of accessibly-styled wines with a New World character for international appeal, created by award-winning winemaker, Guy Webber. Grapes for the Hill & Dale wines are selected from vineyards within the Stellenbosch region. Extensive vineyard management programmes are in place for each of the vineyards from which the fruit is selected. All aspects of the process are strictly governed so as to comply with the standards set for the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) system.
Area: Vineyards are on a cooler south facing slope. The grapes grow in decomposed granite. Selected from vineyards within the Stellenbosch region.
Harvest: The fruit was harvested mechanically in early march at 24.5°
Vinification: After crushing the juice is separated from the skins. It is inoculated in pure yeast to optimise the fermentation period which last for 21 days at around 16°
Ageing: No period of lees contact was allowed with the wine being fined and prepared for bottling immediately after fermentation.