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Chenin Blanc 2019 - Bergsig Estate Chenin Blanc 2019 - Bergsig Estate
White wine dry South Africa Breede River Valley (ZA) Breedekloof (ZA)

In the wonderful panaroma of the Worcester Mountains in the Breedekloof Wine Valley is located the family winery Bergsig Estate. The name comes from this enchanting landscape - Bergsig = mountain view.

The two mountains on the Bergsig Estate

Bergsig Estate - a dream at the foot of the mountains

In 1843, Willem Hendrik Lategan settled here, at the foot of the Drakenstein and Hex River Mountains, to start a new life. The Lategan family stayed and has now been farming the Bergsig Estatefor almost 180 years. 

Geological conditions

Two streams from the mountains converge at Bergsig Estate, providing the estate with a continuous year-round supply of meltwater. The Breede River Valley narrows where the Bergsig Estate is located. The narrowing creates fast, cool winds that provide cooling in the South African heat.

This makes this location one of the coldest in the valley, causing the grapes to ripen rather slowly and delaying the harvest by 2-3 weeks. The Breede River Valley is characterized by very different soil types. For example, on the hills there is sandstone, while in the valley there is limestone in the soil.

Harvest at Bergsig Estate

The Lategans are actively involved in protecting the native plant life. Thus, foreign species that harm the biotope are actively removed and an intact flora is preserved.

The grapes and wine at Bergsig Estate

A wide variety of grape varieties are grown at Bergsig Estate. A small excerpt of them:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Shiraz
  • Pinotage

In the cellar of the Lategans

Three different wine lines are offered by Bergsig Estate today: Bergsig, Icarus and Lategan Reserve Wines. While under the proper name one finds the single-varietal wines of the Lategans, Cuveés are produced under the name of the Greek mythological figure. The Reserve Wines, on the other hand, already reveal in their name that these are wines that have been aged for a long time.

More information aboutBergsig Estate

Company Name:Bergsig Estate
Street:R43, Breerivier
City:6858 Worcester
Country:South Africa
Region:Western Cape
Contact & Web
Telephone:+27 23 355 1603