Vilafonté – an American-South African Partnership
The Vilafonté winery is the very first American-South African experiment in the wine industry. The American Zelma Long, one of America's best-known winemakers, and the South African Mike Ratcliffe wanted to create something very special at the foot of Simonsberg Mountain. On the 42 hectares, the best wines are created with influences from both wine cultures. Vilafonté's winemakers concentrate on the cultivation of four noble grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec.
Vilafonté with the Highest Quality
The name of the Vilafonté winery is derived from the type of soil on which the vineyards are located. This special clay and gravel soil is called ‘vilafontes’ and is one of the oldest soil types in the world. The well developed soil provides the best conditions for growing small and intensive fruits. These are, rounded off by the gentle processing of the winemaker, the reason for the outstanding quality of the Vilafonté wines.
Vilafonté Wine at the Highest Level
The Vilafonté portfolio is small but fine. The Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt is a complex and successful red wine blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and refined by Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The refined wine impresses with a pleasant texture and a multi-faceted aroma that combines fruity and spicy notes.