WILHELMINA MCC - LAUNCH
Wilhelmina, our ‘courageous protector’, was the driving force behind Johan Abraham van Zyl’s conquering of the wild Piekenierskloof in the early 1900s. Apart from inspiring him to accept the challenge, she was his companion and support as he cultivated this captivating land. We honour her brave spirit as matriarch of our pikeman lineup with this very rare and special Grenache Noir Méthode Cap Classique that displays layers of red fruit and enticing complexity gained during the time it spent on lees.
The pride of our land
With the Cederberg Mountains to the east and the Olifants River Mountains to the west, the Piekenierskloof valley is brimming with stories to share. Not only was the area home to herds of elephants more than 300 years ago and of course, the Dutch soldiers (called Piekeniers) who protected the pass, but history says that the San and Khoisan families set up temporary homes here too …