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WHAT MAKES OUR WINES GREAT?

Situated in the picturesque Paarl Valley, Boland Cellar has much to boast about.

Nominated as one of South Africa’s top 20 export companies in their category, being named one of the top 100 wine producers in the world by the World Association of Wine & Spirits Writers as well as being arguably the top wine producer from the much acclaimed Paarl region, gives us much to be grateful for.

We believe in Passionate Winemaking and Masterful Blending

We include the role of the human stewards of the grape as crucial components (adding passion) in achieving fine expressions of regionality in our wines. Contrary to what an ever increasing number of people state, we do not believe that a wine “makes itself”. To be clear, while we advocate a “hands (almost) off” approach in the cellar, we believe that both viticulturist and winemaker have a few crucial decisions to make (when to pick, how much maceration etc.). Possibly the most important decision is the art of blending. It starts by identifying appropriate vineyards from the different climatic zones and ends with a definite goal in mind.

 
We are a regional specialist

In the New World almost everyone can theoretically claim superior terroir since there is no regulation over the claim. We prefer to focus on the merits of what we call “regionality”. The concept of being a regional specialist can only become a competitive advantage if you have an intimate knowledge of the region, implying the luxury of time. For more than 6 decades we have been working in the Paarl region with its many different mesoclimates, soils and aspects, in time allowing our viticulturists to isolate five different climatic zones. Nowadays we achieve product differentiation on the basis of the added complexity gained by masterful blending of wines from the different zones.
 
 
 
 
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