Gedeelte Wines is a unique wine farm situated in the St Helena Bay region on South Africa's West Coast. Our vineyards are planted in the flattened sea sands filled with limestone 4km's from the cold Atlantic.
The farm Brakkuil was established in the early 1800's whilst the first grapes (Barbarossa and Palomino) were planted here in 1978. The original wine cellar is still in use today and was built in 1948 after the end of World War II.
In 2002, farm owner Wimpie Bouwer (father to now winemaker John Bouwer) planted 6ha of the first Sauvignon Blanc vines which today is used to produce a unique Sauvignon Blanc matured under veil.
Brakkuil farm's soil/terroir is largely sea sand with limestone at the bottom which allows us to gain low PH levels in our wines
It is important for us to create something unique. A trend that dates back to when traditional winemaking began. Because of this we craft wine by understanding the culture of the grape and follow a one-on-one interaction from the vineyard all the way through to the bottling process.