Located in the Elgin Valley, approximately 70km south-east of Cape Town. The area became successful in the apple growing industry in the mid 20th century, therefore was identified as a suitable cool-climate wine growing region.
The first plantings of Chardonnay at Paul Cluver date from 1987, just a year after the Cluver family established the vineyards at the De Rust farm, and in doing so becoming the first winery in Elgin
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Paul Cluver wines is situated on the De Rust estate, which has been in the family since 1896. As well as top-quality wine production, the estate is also involved with a number of conservation initiatives, covering an area of 1013 hectares. Meanwhile, Paul Cluver himself is founding chairman of the Groenlandberg Conservancy, covering a vast 34000 hectares. The estate also forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere.
Fish, poultry, pork and game bird dishes work well with this wine. It works particularly well with creamy pastas and salmon dishes
In the press
Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
Silver Outstanding - IWSC 2017
Silver - IWC 2017
"Andries Burger has a gentle touch with Chardonnay at all price levels. This subtle, gently oaked example combines flavours of oatmeal and spicy oak with tangy acidity and creamy, lees-derived mid palate texture. Deliciously drinkable. 2017-21" Tim Atkin MW, South Africa 2017 Special Report