New Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend chronicles the life of Catharina Ras

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Steenberg Vineyards have released an exciting new Bordeaux-style red blend in recognition of the life-long resilience and courage of their pioneering 17th century founder, Catharina Ras. Plush and enchanting, Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend 2019 embraces the silky elegance of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, a showcase of the farm’s focus on traditional Bordeaux varieties.

“With our new red blend, we show our admiration for our remarkable founder, Catharina Ras by imagining her life of adventure and zeal into a tale of five chapters, each chronicling a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges,” says Cellarmaster Elunda Basson.

These chapters, narrated individually on a series of five unique back labels, illustrate Catharina’s five lives; how she managed to harness her courage, adapt and be resilient through each new chapter of her adventurous life. Discover her story by collecting all five chapters.

Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend is a consummate expression of Catharina’s life and times. It is a medium-bodied, lush and structured wine with a smooth, velvety texture and great length. Expect notes of blackcurrant cassis, basil and plum underpinned by an earthy character so typical of Steenberg’s distinctive terroir. Merlot (76%) forms the backbone of this wine with clean, bright fruit adding subtle freshness, while Cabernet Sauvignon (24%) lends structure. The wine is showing beautifully now and will cellar well for up to 5 years.

Taste and purchase Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend 2019 at the Steenberg Tasting Room at a cellar door price of R175. For online purchases of this new addition to the Steenberg Classic range, visit, or look out for it at a leading store near you.

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