Have you ever travelled to Franschoek? We have been there a few times, but one of the places that is still on my list to visit is Haute Cabrière. Just in time for the festive season, Haute Cabrière is launching a new, fresh and exciting look.The Franschhoek-based winery, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been specialising in wines produced from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varietals since the brand’s inception in the early 1990s.
A little bit of back ground…
Haute Cabrière’s Chardonnay Pinot Noir has since become one of South Africa’s most popular white wines, and the story behind its origins is a charming tale of providence and fate. According to family matriarch Hildegard von Arnim, 1994 was an unusually dry and warm harvest, and the hand-picking of the grapes could not be done fast enough, which led to a harvest with a higher sugar content. This produced a wine with a higher than usual alcohol content, quite unsuitable to be used for the base wine of their Pierre Jourdan Méthode Cap Classique range, as it would normally have been done.
The Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir’s iconic status is highlighted with its distinct golden yellow screwcap, which draws on the range’s inspiration from Burgundy. This rich history has led the brand to adopt the Chardonnay Pinot Noir signature yellow as the Haute Cabrière brand colour. Haute Cabrière has worked closely with an experienced design team to refresh the logo and packaging, paying tribute to the past while remaining timeless and elegant. The newly-packaged range will be available in retail and from the cellar door in time for the 2018 Festive Season.
Thinking about visiting this festive season? Here are all the details:
Haute Cabrière’s Restaurant and Tasting Room are situated on Franschhoek Pass (Lambrechts Road), Franschhoek. Tasting Room Hours are: Mon – Sat and Public Holidays: 10:00 to 18:00 / Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00 / firstname.lastname@example.org. The Restaurant offers lunch 7 days a week, and dinner Mon – Sat /email@example.com. All enquires 021 876 8500.