Winery

Lievland - Man Vintners

South Africa

Winery Information

Location: Simonsberg Stellenbosch

Winemaker: Riaan Möller

Properties: 105 has. located in the rolling hills of Simonsberg Stellenbosch. The six-year plan is which began in 2019 to plant 65-70 has. with Cabernet, Pinotage & Petit Verdot varieties. At present, Lievland has about recuperated about 4 has. of older vines on the estate.

Production: 70,000 bottles per year of which 80% is exported

Web: https://lievland.co.za/

Available wines

Awards:

Best South African Red Wine, GOLD MEDAL - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 Inaugural Top 100 selection - Platter’s South African Wines 2012

Information about the winery

Lievland is one of the historic wineries of the Western Cape, located on a privileged site in the foothills of Simonsberg, Stellenbosch. The winery went into decline and disrepair durante the 1970's and was left abandoned for decades. Recently, it has been acquired by the owners of MAN Family Wines with the idea of restoring the winery to its former glory, a task that among other things, has required the replanting of nearly the entire property. The grapes used to make Lievland Chenin Blanc & Pinotage are sourced MAN's 26 winegrower partners located in the Perdeberg area of Agter-Paarl. Vineyards in this dry district have soils made of Malmesbury shale and decomposed granite and are mostly dry farmed on, 30 year old, low-yielding un-trellised "bush vines." These soils allow the roots to penetrate deeply, to get to the moisture reserves. The vines have to endure a certain amount of struggle to ripen their grapes, yielding distinctive wines with concentrated flavours and aromas. MAN's partner growers are all accredited as environmentally sustainable and socially responsible farmers by the South African Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) scheme and the South African Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA). They are regularly audited to make sure that they're looking after the environment, their staff and themselves. On the neck of each bottle there is a seal certifying the integrity and sustainability of these wines.

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