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BREEDEKLOOF

The Du Toitskloof mountain range feeds the Breede River and our farm with crystal clear water. The Breedekloof valley is home to some of the oldest soils in the world that originate from the mountain ranges that surround it. These old soils have great complexity that allow for a wide range of grape varieties to be grown here. The moderate weather conditions throughout the growing season allows for the grapes to have one of the longest growing seasons, hence it is known as the valley of the slow ripening vines.

 

STOFBERG FAMILY VINEYARDS | FARMING

Pieter Stofberg, the owner of the farm has always believed that quality starts in the vineyard. The vineyards are carefully managed by hand, with operations such as suckering, leafing, tipping and harvest still done by hand - keeping to the concept of making truly handcrafted wines. Integrated pest control is used on the farm with as minimum as possible interference from nature.

BELLE REBELLE

BELLE REBELLE | WINERY & DISTILLERY

Belle Range (Estate)

This wine range is the Beautiful Estate range. Winemaker Mariëtte uses only grapes from Stofberg Family Vineyards in the production of these wines. It focusses on expressing the terroir of the Breedekloof and more specifically the soils on the farm. Vineyards are carefully managed to fit with each of the vines. Due to the size of the operation the grapes can be harvested when it reaches optimum ripeness. This wine range includes;  

Rebelle Range (Innovative)

This is the non-Estate wine range as grapes from other regions is used in producing these wines. It focuses on innovation, combining some of the best that the rest of South Africa has to offer and giving the winemaker the best “ingredients” to make some extraordinary wines.  More daring wine techniques from around the world are used to make more complex and risky wines. This first wine to be released in this range is a Method Charmat style sparkling wine.

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DISTILLERY

The distillery was started in 2015 when the Belle Rebelle team decided to start the production of vintage estate brandy. Annually the team produce 4 barrels of high quality brandy from grapes produced by the farm. As regulations require it to be in barrels for 100 months, the public still has 4 years to wait for the first bottle to be released.

 

The production of Gin started in 2016 with the introduction of the Fijnbos Fields Gin with Confetti Bush, Honey Bush and Buchu as main fynbos ingredients. In the first year after the release it won Double Gold at the Michelangelo International wine and spirits competition. The African Dry Gin was launched the following year and new packaging to be launched in 2019. 

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RECENT AWARDS

WINEMAG CHENIN REPORT 2022

Score 94

INTREPID Chenin blanc 2021

IWSC WINE & SPIRIT AWARDS 2022

Score 95

Mariëtte Chenin blanc 2020

Score 90

Mariëtte Chenin blanc 2019

VERITAS AWARDS 2021

Double Gold

Mariëtte MCC Blanc de Blanc 2015

Mariëtte Chenin blanc 2018

Silver

Mariëtte Chenin blanc 2019

Bronze

Mariëtte Chenin blanc 2017

MICHELANGELO AWARDS 2021

Platinum

SOLITUDE Chenin blanc 2019

 

Double Gold

Mariëtte Chardonnay MCC 2015

Mariëtte Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Gold

Mariëtte Chenin blanc 2019

Mariëtte Chenin blanc 2020

Mariëtte Pinot blanc 2020

INTREPID Chenin blanc 2019

SOLITUDE Chenin blanc 2020