Terroir

The 227 ha Stellenzicht (of which 101 ha are planted under vine) is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. It lies in a prime wine-growing area known locally for its exceptional terroir as the Golden Triangle. Just a few kilometers from False Bay, these mountain slopes contribute to a variety of meso-climates. Vineyard altitudes on Stellenzicht vary from 100 m to 400 m above sea level. False Bay breezes cool the vineyards in summer thereby slowing down the ripening process, while a range of soil types impart complexity to the wines.

The 11 grape varietals growing on the farm are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Pinotage, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. Soil types range from Tukulu and Oakleaf to Estcourt.

After Schreiber acquired the property in 1981 an extensive replanting programme was launched to provide Stellenzicht with the best clonal material. An ongoing alien vegetation clearing programme was started in 2007.