History & Geography
Clos Malverne originally only supplied their grapes to Stellenbosch Farmers Winery but in 1987 the owner, Seymor Pritchard, decided to go into winemaking full time with a Cabernet Sauvignon '88 Clos Malverne's first release. During the 90’s Clos Malverne made significant inroads into the wine business, increased its vineyard plantations, which included Pinotage for the first time. Other red varietals, including Merlot and Shiraz, were also planted on selected sites with specific soil compositions to ensure the growth of premium grapes. n 1995 Clos Malverne was one of the very first wineries to produce a classic Cape Blend and it was such a success that this flagship wine, called the Auret, was the first ever Cape Blend to receive 5-star status in the prestigious Platter Wine Guide. This was awarded to the 1998 vintage Auret. Clos Malverne is truly a family affair and our story is indeed one of family; vision and commitment to the handcrafting of excellent wines.