Winery Kleine Zalze
Winery Kleine Zalze
In the heart of the picturesque Stellenbosch region lies a centuries-old jewel- the winery Kleine Zalze. Adjacent to the provincial town of Stellenbosch, affectionately known as "Little Europe," Kleine Zalze offers a wide selection of award-winning wines.
The vineyards of the winery Kleine Zalze are located on different slopes and have different soil characteristics. A fresh sea breeze blows from the coast, which is only 15 kilometers away, providing a cool climate, optimal growing and ripening conditions, and therefore pronounced fruit aromas in the wines. The property also offers a variety of attractions, including the critically acclaimed gourmet restaurant, breathtaking hiking and biking routes, the renowned De Zalze golf course, and the luxurious four-star Cape Dutch-style lodge.
Address:Strand Rd, De Zalze Golf Estate, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
Max & Moritz Favourite wine:Chenin Blanc Vineyard Selection
Tasting Room:daily from 08:00 am to 6:00 pm
Winemaker: Alastair Rimmer, RJ Botha
Alastair's wine journey began in Stellenbosch, after which he was inspired to switch his studies from horticulture to viticulture. His international experience in diverse regions of Spain, New Zealand, the USA and South Africa has helped to focus on the 'important' elements of winemaking, emphasising terroir as well as climatic conditions.
RJ has been with the winery since 2012 Kleine Zalze. His special talent, as well as his meticulous attention to detail, contribute to Kleine Zalze receiving numerous international awards every year, such as Platter's Wine Guide, Michelangelo International Wine Awards and Mundus Vini.
Henning Retief gained valuable experience on some of the leading farms in the Stellenbosch- and Robertson Valley after studying viticulture in Elsenberg. Henning Retief has been with Kleine Zalze since 2006. One of his highlights to date was winning the winery the Winemaker's Choice Award 2009 for Best Producer of the Year. Henning's continues to push the boundaries of quality at Kleine Zalze and is always looking for innovative techniques to improve the quality of Kleine Zalze .
Looking forward, the three winemakers want to continue the history and positively differentiate themselves from other wineries through new creations.