"This is a comparatively exotic style of Chardonnay, with peach and nectarine fruit, well handled oak and a ripe, but balanced finish." Tim Atkin
Lourensford with Traces of the first Civilisation
In the area where today’s winery Lourensford is located, artefacts from the Early and Middle Stone Age had been found. The first humans had therefore lived here as early as 200.000 years ago. Some museums and exhibitions give testament to this long history. Wine cultivation on the other hand is in its early years in Lourensford. It was around 1700 when some immigrants from Europe planted vines into the nutrient soil. It used to be part of Vergelegen but when this estate was divided into four smaller farms in 1709, the place that wine lovers worldwide know as Lourensford came into being. A place that is closely associated with a constantly high quality with every new vintage.
History and Modernity
Without doubt, Lourensford is one of the most beautiful wineries in South Africa. The grand landscape surrounding the estate captivates and excites all visitors. And not just them. National as well as international films use the unique view for their productions, amongst them some big Hollywood films. The impressive interplay of Lourensford’s rich history, manifested in the beautiful architecture, with the state-of-the-art technology in the wine cellar is also movie material. This exciting environment makes for a cosy atmosphere amongst staff and visitors of the yard which invites to lean back - but also to enjoy fantastic high class wines that can be tasted in a relaxed and stylishly furnished Tasting Room.
Elegance and full-bodied Complexity
The wine from Lourensford belongs to the special aspects of the typical South African high class wine. Classic elegance just like the noble bottles from Europe joins a strong richness and a full-bodied complexity that define the wine from South Africa. Three different Ranges ensure that there is the right product for almost every taste and demand. Wine novices that are ready to dive into the fascinating world of premium wines, but also experienced connoisseurs will surely find a wonderful wine they like at Lourensford.