South Africa’s Western Cape can be called both the oldest
wine region of the New World and the newest wine region of the Old World.
Capensis skillfully combines these two facets — the oldest and the newest — of
Western Cape winemaking. It embodies the unparalleled quality that comes from
old, gnarled vines planted in some of the oldest soils in the world, and it
represents the young energy of a new generation of winemakers determined to
make world-class wines with state-of-the-art techniques.
Capensis, meaning “from the Cape,” is a leader in bringing
South Africa to the forefront as a world-class Chardonnay producer. The
commitment to Chardonnay comes from the belief that the truly great vineyard
sites around the world are revealed by only a few noble grape varieties.
The Capensis Fijnbosch Chardonnay seeks to showcase the
pinnacle of purity from a singular site within the Stellenbosch District, and
is only produced by our winemaker, Graham Weerts, during exceptional vintages.
While our flagship wine, Capensis Western Cape Chardonnay, is sourced from
specific vineyard sites across the Western Cape, fruit for this wine is sourced
exclusively from the “Flowers” block on the estate Fijnbosch vineyard. Planted
at nearly 600m, this block is home to the highest planted vines in the
Stellenbosch, Western Cape,
Fijnbosch "Flowers" Block - Planted at nearly
600m, this block is home to the highest
planted vines in the Stellenbosch District.
95 Points Cathy van Zyl, Platter’s South African Wine Guide,