False Bay Vineyards

THE MISSION – Named after South Africa’s most iconic bay, which frames the country’s premium winelands, False Bay Vineyards was borne out of a desire to make ‘real’ wine affordable.

THE JOURNEY – Back in 1994, long before founding Waterkloof – his biodynamic vineyard overlooking False Bay- Paul Boutinot came to The Western Cape to seek out and rescue grapes from old, balanced and under-appreciated vineyards. These treasures were otherwise destined to be lost in the large co-operative blends that were dominating South Africa’s wine industry back then.

THE METHOD – Unusually for that time, Paul transformed those cape gems into wines with a minimum of intervention: Wild yeasts ferments, no acid additions…you know the drill. A familiar story to many ‘real wine’ lovers now, but back then he was swimming against the tide. Even today, making wine this way at the price-level is almost unheard of.

THE WINES – Today the simple recipe remains the same: Fantastic coastal fruit, old vines and wild yeast ferments abound, with additions avoided. Waterkloof’s talented young Cellar Master, Nadia Barnard, makes two distinct ranges from False Bay Vineyards:


FALSE BAY – Wine of Origin Coastal Region

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PEACOCK WILD FERMENT  – Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

More specifically; the region’s most coastal Helderberg Ward as well as the special grapes grown with such care by Waterkloof’s windswept neighbours on The Schapenberg.

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.

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