Vilafonté winery, located in the luscious Simondium region of South Africa, stands as a testament to the perfect symbiosis between art and science. This internationally acclaimed winery was initially established in 1995 with the unique aim of uniting South African terroir with Californian wine-making expertise.
The winery is a collaborative project between two distinguished winemakers: Zelma Long, former winemaker at Robert Mondavi in the USA, and Dr Phil Freese, previously the head of viticulture at the Agricola Peak Winery. They brought to the table, unparalleled knowledge and experience. This global collaboration has drawn considerable attention from those in the industry, making Vilafonté a trailblazer in South African winemaking.
Positioned on the edge of the rich Simonsberg-Paarl wine region, Vilafonté rests on a remarkable 42-acre estate. Thanks to its mineral-rich soil and advantageous climate, the vineyard cultivates predominantly Bordeaux varietals. These include, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot. The estate practices sustainable viticulture, ensuring that their crop health and productivity stand the tests of time.
At Vilafonté, they employ only the most rigorous methods in producing their exclusive Vilafonté Series C and Series M wines. Early pruning meticulous selection and manual harvesting are but a few of the measures taken to ensure the creation of their exquisitely balanced wines. These fine wines are distinguished by their elegance and complexity and continue to garner awards at global wine competitions.
The winery's tasting room is the perfect vantage point to appreciate the stunning landscape that surrounds this world-renowned estate? Visitors can indulge in Vilafonté's acclaimed wines, paired with an assortment of local cheeses, in an ambiance that reflects the sophistication and elegance the brand is known for.
Vilafonté winery is a truly extraordinary place for any wine enthusiast, from the vine to the bottle, it exemplifies the true essence of artisanal winemaking. The innovative vision and exceptional craftsmanship that fuel the winery,’s operation uplift not just the taste but also the entire experience of wine-drinking.
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