Darling Cellars

Bush vines from the cool West Coast

About the winery
The cool and temperate West Coast climate lends itself to a variety of different micro- and meso-climates which, along with the different soil types, lead to unique grapes which we guide into even more unique wines. With approximately 95% of all our vineyards being Unirrigated (dry land) and roughly the same percentage being bush vines (i.e. not trellised), this is as close as one can get to what nature intended for grapes to be. These varying factors result in wines that are true to the terroir from which they come and are true to the identity which we have crafted over time for our wines. Investment continues in the winery and cellar with some of the most modern and up to date winemaking equipment in our industry today. A modern bottling line, new presses, a barrel maturation cellar, a new grape off-loading system and continuing replanting of vineyards, to include noble cultivars, all contribute to our advances in contemporary winemaking.

Learn more about Darling Cellars and their facilities at:

http://www.darlingcellars.co.za/

Location

Western Cape

Opening Hours
Monday: - Tuesday: - Wednesday: - Thursday: 16:00 - Friday: 16:00 - Saturday: 14:00 - Sunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
Yes
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes
Tours
Yes - see more
Restaurant
Yes
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Western Cape
Country
South Africa
Organic
No
Wines produced
Darling Cellars Old Blocks Pinotage, Darling Cellars Six Tonner Merlot, Darling Cellars Black Granite Shiraz, Darling Cellars Arum Field s Chenin Blanc, Darling Cellars Bushvine Sauvignon Blanc , Darling Cellars Pyjama Bush Sauv Bl / Grenache, Darling The Old Grain Silo, Darling Sir Charles Darling, Darling Lady Ann, Darling Lime Kilns
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, ViognierBarbera, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault, Durif, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot, Pinotage, Ruby Cabernet, Shiraz, Syrah, Tannat
History & Geography
The Darling area historically is a dairy area and only the last 10 – 15 years, grape growing has come to the fore. Renowned for its wild flowers, it is one of the Western Cape’s most diverse areas. The Darling Wildflower Society was founded in 1915 with an annual show in September. The area was used during the 18 hundreds by the government of the day to fatten their cattle, as the area had large plains of natural grass. The traditional produce was game, salt and butter. These days an abundance of businesses thrive in Darling. Wine, dairy, baskets, olives, sand and water are some of the industries which, along with tourism, makes Darling tick along. For more information visit www.darlingtourism.co.za
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