THE STORY

Named after South Africa’s most iconic bay, which frames much of the country’s premium winelands, False Bay Vineyards was borne out of a desire to make ‘real’ wine affordable.

Back in 1994, long before founding Waterkloof – his biodynamic vineyard overlooking False Bay- Paul Boutinot came to the Western Cape to seek out and rescue grapes from old, balanced and under-appreciated vineyards. These treasures were otherwise destined to be lost in the large co-operative blends that were dominating South Africa’s wine industry back then.

Unusually for that time, Paul transformed those Cape gems into wines with a minimum of intervention: Wild yeast ferments, no acid additions…you know the drill. A familiar story to many ‘real wine’ lovers now, but back then he was swimming against the tide. Even today, making wine this way at the price-level is almost unheard of.

Today the ingredients remain the same for Waterkloof’s Cellar Master Nadia Barnard: Fantastic coastal fruit, old vines and wild yeast abound, with additions avoided.

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THE WINES

Waterkloof’s talented young Cellar Master, Nadia Barnard, makes three distinct ranges from False Bay Vineyards.

WINDSWEPT SAUVIGNON BLANC

Coastal Vineyards
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Slowly Matured

CRYSTALLINE CHARDONNAY

Coastal Vineyards
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Unoaked

SLOW CHENIN BLANC

Coastal Vineyards
Sustainably Farmed
Old Vines
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Slowly Matured

WHOLE BUNCH CINSAULT/MOURVÈDRE ROSÉ

Coastal Vineyards
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Delicately Pressed
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment

OLD SCHOOL SYRAH

Coastal Vineyards
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Cask Aged

BUSH VINE PINOTAGE

Coastal Bush Vine Vineyard
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Cask Aged

White

Celebrating the rebirth of traditional winemaking in South Africa

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
The finest coastal sites of W.O
Stellenbosch
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment

PEACOCK WILD FERMENT SAUVIGNON BLANC

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
The finest coastal sites of W.O. Stellenbosch
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment

PEACOCK WILD FERMENT CHARDONNAY

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
The finest coastal sites of W.O. Stellenbosch
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment

PEACOCK WILD FERMENT CHENIN BLANC

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
The finest coastal sites of W.O. Stellenbosch
Old Vines
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment

PEACOCK WILD FERMENT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
The finest coastal sites of W.O. Stellenbosch
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment in Open-Top Wooden Casks

PEACOCK WILD FERMENT MERLOT

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
The finest coastal sites of W.O. Stellenbosch
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment in Open-Top Wooden Casks

PEACOCK WILD FERMENT SYRAH

Helderberg and Schapenberg Vineyards:
The finest coastal sites of W.O. Stellenbosch
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Whole-Bunch Wild Ferment in Open-Top Wooden Casks