September 2017

Something to look forward to

There’s a buzz of excitement in the Org de Rac cellar as the winemakers prepare to bottle the estate’s first Sauvignon Blanc wine. 

“We are excited to get the wine into the bottles and onto the shelves,” says Bethchen Zaayman, Org de Rac’s gracious Marketing Manager.

The Org de Rac Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is scheduled for release in October.

Org de Rag does not farm Sauvignon Blanc grapes because the Swartland region does not offer the best terroir for the cultivar. But, a joint venture with Silvermist Estate, an organic vineyard situated high on the mountain slopes above Constantia − one of the best known regions in South Africa for growing Sauvignon Blanc grapes − has made it possible for Org de Rac to produce a Sauvignon Blanc wine to complement its popular Chardonnay wines.

Asked to describe the Org de Rac Sauvignon Blanc, winemaker Frank Meaker said it is “a serious wine… typical of a tropical-style Sauvignon Blanc”.

“It’s got a beautiful mouth feel, it’s crammed with fruit and a lingering note of fresh acidity,” he said, adding that the Sauvignon Blanc will only get better with time. Wine lovers are urged to keep a few bottles in their cellars for their future drinking pleasure.

Org de Rac will produce 6 500 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc 2017.


Hello spring!

After just a few days of warmer weather, the estate has come alive. There’s a sprinkling of green buds on the vines and the sound of birdsong in the gardens. How lovely is the spectacle of growing things!

Monte de Dios “A truly premium wine” 

Spring in South Africa means the onset of cooler weather in Sweden. In preparation for cold winter nights and warming, meaty stews, wine importers Vinia have launched Org de Rac Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015 in Sweden for the first time.

Vinia describes the Cabernet as "truly a premium wine, packed with fruit and with a freshly savoured flavour with blackcurrants, herbs, cherries, cedar, chocolate, spices and mint."


Upcoming events

Monte de Dios 28 October 2017
It’s time to get into shape for the Dirt Road Challenge that takes place at the Org de Rac Estate on 28 October.

The annual fundraiser for Piketberg High School is a great day out for the family.

Mountain bikers can choose between a 60km, 35km, 15km or 5km route (the latter is perfect for young children) and runners have a choice of a 10km, 5km or 2,5km trail run.

The Org de Rac estate provides a magnificent backdrop for this event that attracts cyclists and runners from far and wide.

Online entries are now open

    Buy a case of six bottles of the award winning Org de Rac MCC in the month of September and receive a 10% discount.

Org de Rac’s Cuvée La Verne Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) is a vivacious, honey-coloured wine that is perfect for a picnic on a warm spring day. Create an occasion by pairing it with smoked salmon and oysters!

See you on the farm!

Spring is the perfect time to visit the Swartland. Take advantage of the warmer weather and the beauty of the spring flowers and drive out to Org de Rac where you can enjoy a morning of wine tasting and a relaxing picnic on our lawns.

You can find out more about our wine tasting options and how to order a picnic basket on our website.

Saturday trading hours: 09h00 to 14h00
Please order your picnic basket 24 hours in advance!



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