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Exploring Strandveld’s Sauvignon Blanc Wines

By September 5, 2023Wine Maker Conrad Vlok

Amidst the rugged, tumultuous beauty of a curved coastline and Elim, a village on the Agulhas Plain, lies Strandveld Vineyards – a hidden gem that captivates wine enthusiasts. As the southernmost winery in Africa, the cool maritime breezes combined with the ancient soils of the region, impart a distinctive character to the grapes, resulting in wines that are both vibrant and complex. With each sip, you can taste the essence of the untamed landscape that surrounds our vineyards.

 Strandveld’s first winemaker, Conrad Vlok, embraces the spirit of discovery and is driven by a deep passion for crafting quality wine. From the careful selection of grapes to the gentle pressing and fermentation process, no detail is overlooked. The result? Wines that are a true reflection of the vineyard’s unique terroir. When it comes to mastering the art of producing various types of white wines in South Africa, Conrad is a true connoisseur.

 With an approximate rainfall of 450mm and colder-than-average temperatures, the climate of this windswept land lends itself to establishing Sauvignon Blanc as the dominant white varietal. Our Sauvignon Blanc wines offer a delightful exploration of different styles and expressions. From the elegant and refreshing First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc, with its zesty citrus notes, to the opulent and full-bodied Pofadderbos, with its citrus, fynbos and oyster shell minerality, there is a wine to suit every palate and occasion. Each bottle tells a unique story, inviting wine lovers to embark on a sensory exploration.

 Join us as we explore the depths and complexities that make our Sauvignon Blanc wines undeniably unique and utterly irresistible.


First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc

 Inspired by the early Portuguese explorers on their sea-bound voyage to the spice-rich East, our First Sighting Wines remain true to their coastal regions. As the perfect accompaniment to everyday food, these versatile wines are perfect for any occasion.

 Our First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc captivates the senses from the moment you take your first sip. When it comes to Sauvignon Blanc wines, our refreshing First Sighting knows how to deliver a tropical, citrus fruit nose and a full crisp palate with typically expressive notes of buchu and minerality.

 The First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc can be paired with fresh line fish and other seafood dishes, a light salad, or simply on its own as the perfect way to make the most of special moments with family and friends.


Pofadderbos Sauvignon Blanc

 Made from vines grown on a cool south-easterly facing slope of the Elim wine ward, our Pofadderbos Sauvignon Blanc gets its name from the many encounters with the local Puff Adder snake residents in the vineyards of Strandveld.  

 The Pofadderbos is beautifully expressive of terroir and slow ripening conditions without the loss of flavour. With hints of passionfruit, grapefruit and blackcurrant on the nose, this unique wine is fresh and juicy yet creamy and full on the palate with citrus, fynbos and oyster shell minerality that shines through. With every delightful sip, you’ll be left with a lovely natural acidity and a long, tasteful finish.

 Soak up the awe of a glowing sunset and a glass of Pofadderbos in hand, or pair the refreshing notes of this Sauvignon Blanc with salmon, trout or your favourite seafood dish. Alternatively, this wine pairs well with tomato-based dishes with a side of asparagus.


Experience the Splendor of our Sauvignon Blanc Wines

 At Strandveld Vineyards, our passion for crafting premium wine shines through in every bottle. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the diverse terroir, our wines capture the essence of the Atlantic windswept land. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious beginner, our Sauvignon Blanc wines are sure to leave an impression not only on your palate, but also on your heart.