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Spookfontein is nestled in the Upper Hemel and Aarde Valley, a few kilometres above the coastal town of Hermanus.

Spookfontein Farm originated in 1847 and today the farm consists of 313 Hectare of Fynbos heaven, a few olive trees with only 14 Hectare under vine.

Mike Davis bought the farm a few years ago – loving nature this was a perfect piece of Heaven to spend time with his wife, 3 children and dogs on weekends off from the big city.

He also had a dream of planting a few hectares of vine and producing wine.

Vines were planted and the first vintage produced in 2005.

The name Spookfontein:

Legend has it that one can discern a ‘spook’or spirit within the swirls of our flowing spring.

Organic Viticulture at Spookfontein

Andries and his team tends to our vineyards all year round. Shaping what nature provides, delivering the only and main ingredient to our wines – the grapes.

Spookfontein farm according to organic farming methods. They promote the health of our vineyards by planting companion plants that promotes soil health and keep pests under control.

Natural Winemaking
We use our organically farmed grapes to make wine following natural wine making principals.

Craig, our wine maker physically handles all aspects of the wine making process and it is by his love and attention that our wine comes to life! He is very hands on: sorting grapes, washing floors, doing deliveries, moving barrels…

“Natural wine is made of grape juice and little else!”

Craig guides the grapes to becoming wine and allows the wine to take on it’s own character through natural fermentation. Then the wine is matured in French Oak barrels for 12 Months.

What does natural wine making entail at Spookfontein.

No yeasts
No enzymes
No tannins
Low Sulphur
No overly technological procedures
No animal byproducts – vegan friendly

There are more than 200 permitted additives that wine makers are allowed to add – see the list   These change the integrity and true essence of a wine.

Merlot 2007
Vineyard is 4 ha. area. est. in 2000/ 1 block
300m above sea level:
Moderate SW facing slope.
Grown on gravel (coffee klip) & sandy top soil with a ‘clay’ base

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