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
Vegan Wine

CRYSTALLINE CHARDONNAY

Coastal Vineyards
Sustainably Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Unoaked
Vegan Wine

SLOW CHENIN BLANC

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

WHOLE BUNCH CINSAULT/MOURVÈDRE ROSÉ

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

OLD SCHOOL SYRAH

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

BUSH VINE PINOTAGE

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

THE LAST OF THE FIRST

The last pinotage vineyard remaining on the Schapenberg – the hillside chosen for the variety’s first commercial planting in 1941

A Registered Single Vineyard

Schapenberg (W.O Stellenbosch)
Organically Farmed
Hand Picked
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Vegan Wine

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Celebrating the rebirth of traditional winemaking in South Africa

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
Sustainably Farmed
WWF Biodiversity Champion Producer
Hand Picked Grapes
Delicately Pressed
Naturally Crafted
Vegan Wine

Chenin Blanc

Celebrating the rebirth of traditional winemaking in South Africa

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
Sustainably Farmed
WWF Biodiversity Champion Producer
Hand Picked Grapes
Delicately Pressed
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Vegan Wine

Syrah

Celebrating the rebirth of traditional winemaking in South Africa

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
Sustainably Farmed
WWF Biodiversity Champion Producer
Hand Picked Grapes
Delicately Pressed
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Vegan Wine

Chardonnay

Celebrating the rebirth of traditional winemaking in South Africa

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
Sustainably Farmed
WWF Biodiversity Champion Producer
Hand Picked Grapes
Delicately Pressed
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Vegan Wine

Rosé

Celebrating the rebirth of traditional winemaking in South Africa

Helderberg and Schapenberg vineyards:
Sustainably Farmed
WWF Biodiversity Champion Producer
Hand Picked Grapes
Delicately Pressed
Naturally Crafted
Wild Ferment
Vegan Wine

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
Vegan Wine

PEACOCK WILD FERMENT CHARDONNAY

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

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
Vegan Wine

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
Vegan Wine

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
Vegan Wine

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
Vegan Wine