Spice Route Wine Finds the Best Conditions in Swartland
The Spice Route winery was founded in 1997 by Charles Back and is located in the beautiful Swartland in South Africa. The fresh sea breeze as well as the clay and granite soils offer ideal conditions for the vines. This enables the winegrowers at the foot of Paardeberg Mountain to produce distinctive and complex wines. Every Spice Route wine reflects its terroir and the smallest interventions in the wine cellar ensure excellent wines from South Africa.
Charles Backs Inspiration for Spice Route
The name Spice Route is due to its history. Seafarers who travelled from Lisbon to the Spice Islands in India in the 15th century to bring exotic spices to Europe, passed through the Cape of Good Hope on their way. First of all, the ‘Klein Amoskuil’ tobacco farm was built on the land that now houses the Spice Route winery. But Charles Back recognized the hidden potential on the west coast of South Africa and put a lot of work and know-how into the foundation of Spice Route.
Spice Route Wine Convinces with Quality
It took two years to convert the estate into a vineyard, but another eight years passed before the team had found the best locations for the vines. The effort has been worthwhile – Spice Route wine inspires lovers of South African wines with an excellent and rich body, refined by skilful wood ageing. The flagship of the estate are the creations of the Single Vineyard collection on the one hand and the red blend Spice Route Malabar on the other.