White Cultivars

Chardonnay

6 hectares are planted using four different clones of which two are American and two are French, planted using Richter 110 rootstocks.  The trellised extended  Perold 5 wire method is  used.  The vines are planted  in decomposed granite and clovelly soil.  The vines are irrigated twice annually.  The bunches are small cylindro-conical, compact with a short and thin peduncle.  The grapes are small and round with one seed only or seedless, with a thin yet tough skin.

Chenin Blanc

7 hectares are planted using two different clones, planted on Richter 99 and 110 rootstocks.  5 hectares are trellised extended Perold 5 wire method 2 hectares are bushvines due to very steep slopes.  The vines are planted in decomposed granite soil,  and are irrigated twice annually.  The bunches are medium in size, conical, compact winged bunches with a short tough peduncle.  The grapes have thin skins and are yellowish-green, have a soft texture and are very juicy.

Sauvignon Blanc

19 hectares are planted using 1 clone on Richter 99 and 110 rootstocks.  The trellised extended Perold 5 wire method is used.  The vines are planted in decomposed granite, hutton and clovelly soil.  The bunches are medium to small, conical, cylindrical and compact with a short tough peduncle.  The vines are irrigated twice annually.  The skins are very soft in texture and very juicy.

Viognier

1 hectare is planted in clovelley soil, using Richter 99 and 110 rootstocks.  The grape originated from the Northern Rhone valley and is gaining more popularity in South Africa.  The trellised extended Perold 5 wire method is used, and the vines are irrigated twice annually.    The grapes are round with a fairly thick skin and are yellowish in colour.