logo The focus is on producing good quality organic wines that are organically grown with Fairtrade principles, complying to an ethical certification whose main aim is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector. We care about our people, the environment, sustainable farming, the organic wines we produce and about what we put into the earth.

Papkuilsfontein Vineyards near Darling was established in 1998.

Earthbound Wines are produced on Papkuilsfontein Vineyards in the West Coast Darling district. The wines express the rich terroir of this near coastal region which has deep, mineral rich red soils, an above-average rainfall, and dry lands bush vines that add depth and complexity to the wines. The range consists of five varietals, four of which are also certified organically grown. Earthbound Wines fill a specific gap in the Cape Legends portfolio and challenge traditional wine production norms.

The Groenekloof ward, of which Papkuilsfontein is part, has only recently been identified as a high potential wine production areas. Just 25km from the sea the vines benefit from cooling sea breezes while a range of hillocks protect it from the potentially damaging effects of the South-Easter. The temperatures of the areas fall within the cooler end of the heat spectrum of the grape-growing areas in the Western Cape and rainfall is above average for the West Coast.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Papkuilsfontein Vineyards near Darling was established in 1998
A joint venture between Distell, entrepreneurs and the local Mamre community trust
Ground breaking initiative that promotes transformation in the S A wine industry
Good quality reasonable quality price wines with Fairtrade and Organic accreditation
Darling internationally known for cool sea breeze and wild flowers

PINOTAGE

FAIRTRADE AND ORGANIC WINE

Dark red in colour with purple tinges. Sweet plum and caramel with vanilla sweet spice on the nose. Juicy with concentrated red fruits and traces of smoke. Excellent integration of fruit and subtle oaking provides a lingering aftertaste. Two dry farmed blocks planted in 1998 and 1999.

CHENIN BLANC

FAIRTRADE AND ORGANIC WINE

Lime green colour. Tropical fruit and winter melon. Subtle ripe fruit, dried pear and apricot flavours are prominent on the palate that lingers with a delicate aftertaste. Bush vines planted in 1994.

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

FAIRTRADE AND ORGANIC WINE

Dark red colour. Blackberry flavours on the nose with high fruit intensity. Juicy with great complexity and teeming with plum and blackcurrant flavours. Two dry farmed blocks planted in 2000.

SAUVIGNON BLANC

FAIRTRADE AND ORGANIC WINE

Clear with a slight green tint. Hints of grass and asparagus. Crisp finish with tropical fruit and good balance. Two dry farmed blocks planted in 1999 and 2000.

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