At Springfontein we follow a simple philosophy: Take what nature gives and make the best of it.
The process of creating a unique product starts with the very first day the vine is planted. Afterward it is to our queen of the vineyards, Hildegard, to take care of her “little babies”. Along with the cool climate, pure limestone soils and Hildegard Witbooi’s diligent work in the vineyards, we are able to hand harvest the best of what our place gives us as beautiful fruit, from which we carefully handcraft natural wines that are structured, yet elegant and well balanced.
Our focus is on the varietals well know in South Africa: Chenin Blanc and Pinotage. In addition to the “old faithfuls” like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, we have small plantings of Petit Verdot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
The vineyards are made up of 80% red varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Pinotage and Merlot, and 20% white varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay. The focus, however, shifts more and more towards the two typical South African varieties: Chenin Blanc and Pinotage.