LANDSKROON WINES - PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA
On the south-western slopes of Paarl mountain lie a string of vineyards and wineries. Here you will find Landskroon, the home of the wines of Paul & Hugo de Villiers. The wine-making tradition of Landskroon dates back to the 17th century when the French Huguenot settlers came to the Cape. Among the newcomers was Jacques de Villiers, a wine maker from Niort in France. In 1874 his great-grandson, Paul, bought a portion of the original Landskroon farm that had been granted to a free burgher (independent farmer) in 1692.
The estate is managed as a private, family operation and owned by the families of Paul and Hugo de Villiers. Five members of the family are involved in the running of the farm on a full-time basis. The current wine maker, Paul de Villiers, is the fifth generation to carry on this proud tradition at Landskroon. In 2000 he received the most prestigious Diners Club Award as the best winemaker in South Africa for what is one of the best ports in the country.
This flagship winery stands out among the fine wine producers in Paarl and their wines regularly receive awards at wine shows around the world.
A medium to full-bodied wine with flavors of plum and raspberry. Hints of vanilla and oak. Soft mouthfeel and well integrated tannins.
Available at: Geier's Sausage Kitchen
Our Daily Red
The winemaker’s choice at the end of the day, “Our Daily Red” is a medium bodied blend of Cinsaut, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Berry aromas tempered by a hint of smoke precede a dry, spiciness on the palate. Tannins are soft and well balanced.