Babylon's Peak Private Cellar @ Paardeberg
Babylon's Peak is a boutique private cellar, nestled on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain. Some of the highest vineyards in the Swartland region can be found here. The cellar is built on the farm Nooitgedacht, which has belonged to the Basson family for four generations. The old cellar was in production until 1948, after which grapes were delivered to a co-operative cellar.
The winemaker of Babylon’s Peak Private Cellar is Stephan Basson. Their private cellar is perfectly positioned between Malmesbury and Paarl and on the rugged slopes of the Paardeberg. Wine was produced in the old cellar on the farm until 1948 where a farmer’s cooperative was formed. Stephan renovated the cellar in the early 2000’s and began a journey to produce wine there once more.
This private cellar focuses on Rhône-style cultivars such as Mourvédre, Grenache and Viognier. Stephan believes that the Chenin Blanc and Shiraz are the Paardeberg’s iron cultivars. Perhaps there is some truth in this as the Chenin Blanc snapped up the Veritas gold award for three harvests in a row.
You are welcome to visit the farm, linger a bit longer and go hiking or fishing. Enjoy some of their wines which include; Babylon's Peak Private Cellar Chenin Blanc, Babylon's Peak Private Cellar Shiraz, Babylon's Peak Private Cellar Viognier and Babylon's Peak Private Cellar Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz.
Information: Babylons Peak Site
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