The Founding Members
Our Limited Edition Founders' Pack contains a selection of 2 wines from each of our 3 founding members.
Delheim is one of the Cape’s most beloved wineries thanks to the premier mountainous terroir that shines through its excellent wines; the tradition of sustainable farming and winemaking it embraces; and, a rich heritage as a family-owned and run enterprise. Founded by the late Michael Hans “Spatz” Sperling, the winery was an entrepreneurial dynamo long before it became instrumental in the establishment of the region’s pioneering wine route. Today, Delheim’s third generation nurtures this legacy with keen acknowledgement, choosing to see its role as curator.
On the wine front, Delheim has become a household name, due not only to its reputation for meticulous viticulture and winemaking practices, but also warm and authentic hospitality.
Our Founders' Pack Wines
This year, Delheim celebrates 60 years of the iconic Spatzendreck. What some first derided as a failure, the late Spatz Sperling resurrected the sweet Spatzendreck to become a favourite of South Africa’s new wine lovers and setting the quality standard for sweet wine in the early 1960’s. This is a collector's item that captures the farm’s history, pioneering efforts, tenacity and sense of humour. Composition - Muscat d' Frontignan, Chenin Blanc, Weisser Riesling
Grand Reserve 2015
The apex of Delheim’s red wine collection, Grand Reserve is a stately expression of the most exceptional red wine the cellar has to offer with each vintage. The maiden vintage was released in 1981. The 2015 vintage of this Bordeaux-style flagship is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Classic in its own style, it has aromas of truffle and mint cassis with nuanced flavours of red berry fruit.
Simonsig Wine Estate is synonymous with the history of the South African wine industry, the Stellenbosch wine region, and the Malan family name. These elements are intertwined in this family-owned farm, where the late Frans Malan produced the first bottle of our much-loved Kaapse Vonkel, South Africa’s first Méthode Cap Classique made in the classic bottle-fermented style. He is also honoured for co-founding the thriving Stellenbosch Wine Routes, a first in its time.
Today, his legacy lives on through his sons, Francois and Johan, and grandchildren Francois-Jacques, Christelle and Michael, the 2nd and 3rd Malan generations at Simonsig Wine Estate.
Our Founders' Pack Wines
Frans Malan Reserve 2014
Named after Frans Malan, the founder of Simonsig and the patriarch of the Malan family, this Cape Style blend is an elegantly balanced wine with well-defined supple tannins. There is a perfume entrance of rich plums, cinnamon spice and a dash of lead pencil. The three varieties unite and form a powerful trio of concentrated blackberry fruit. A refined dry finish captures the characteristic of this Cape Style blend, leaving lingering notes of sweet plum and spice.
Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2019
This year the iconic Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel celebrates its 50th anniversary. The milestone also marks the birth of the country’s Cap Classique category, which has become the ambassador for South African wine excellence at home and abroad. The 2019 vintage is an elegant Cap Classique with a light golden hue and fine persistent mousse. Fresh apple, white peach and citrus blossom entice on the nose. A refined palate shows bursts of lemon, stone fruits and raspberry with a hint of yeasty complexity. Beautiful acidity contributes extraordinary length and finesse to this Cap Classique, making every occasion a memorable celebration.
Spier 21 Gables is a range of single varietal wines that represent both the conditions of each vintage and the nuance of terroir. The name pays tribute to our farm’s 300-year winemaking heritage and our unique architectural legacy: an unrivalled 21 Cape Dutch Gables. Forming the cornerstone of this range are a Chenin Blanc and a Pinotage – both barrel-fermented and matured and central to South Africa’s vineous history.
“Taste three hundred years of heritage. Ethical farming, the health of the soil and the people who work it. Artistic endeavour and absolute care in the crafting of our wines. This is what matters to us.”
Our Founders' Pack Wines
21 Gables Pinotage 2016
The Pinotage grape was created in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold in Stellenbosch, by grafting Pinot Noir and Cinsaut vines together. More than 85 years later, this uniquely South African varietal is being recognised as an international top achiever. Produced from a vineyard in unusually close proximity to the ocean that benefits from the cool False Bay breezes, our Pinotage is true to character and yet distinctive in style, resulting in a number of international accolades
21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2018
It is likely that the first vines planted on Spier in the 1700s were Chenin Blanc grapes. In recent years, the Cape has been recognised as one of the few regions in the world producing fine wine Chenin Blanc. The 21 Gables wooded Chenin Blanc is rich and complex, with fruit from vineyards that are well over 40 years old which produce grapes with thicker skins. The result is a wine with superb flavour intensity and excellent ageing potential.
Founders' 6-Bottle Curated Pack
DELHEIM / Spatzendreck 2019 / Grand Reserve 2015
SIMONSIG / Frans Malan Reserve 2014 / Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2019
SPIER / 21 Gables Pinotage 2016 / 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2018