AnnexKloof Private Cellar @ Paardeberg
Annex Kloof Wines is a family project situated in the granite slopes of the beautiful Paardeberg in the Swartland, South Africa on the R45 between Malmesbury and Paarl. The name Annex Kloof has the beautiful and very descriptive meaning of “where the gorges meet”
When winemaker, Hugo Basson, is not busy making wine, you will find him in the vineyards alongside brothers Thys and Tobie. Today these three brothers and business associates have 7 sons to follow in their footsteps, but it all started four generations back in 1906, with grandfather Matthys.
In 2005, Hugo who inherited his grandfather’s wine making talent, started making his own wine, building his success with fruity and elegant Red Wines and beautiful Swartland Chenin Blanc. Hugo fell in love with Malbec, after a visit to Argentina in 1991. This was the beginning of a love affair and great success for this Swartland Farmer.
Hugo’s philosophy is “elegant, yet Powerful”
”I believe that oak should be like a women’s make-up..Subtle and soft…supporting the real beauty without killing the character!”
Brothers Thys, Hugo & Tobie produce 8000 tons of grapes on 550 ha of land, of which Hugo only selects the best quality for his Annex Kloof and Xenna ranges. Along with the vines they also farm with plums, citrus, pomegranates, wheat and cattle.
While Hugo and his wife Miwette are building ‘AnnexKloof Wines’, the rest of the family are all involve in different aspects of the family business. The Bassons believe that ‘Together as one’ they can accomplish much more and provide for the "Tons of Swartland Sons" to follow!
Small functions & wine tastings – Open by appointment only. When visiting Annex Kloof Wines, pop in at our gift shop on the ‘Stoep’ and enjoy a coffee or Wine Tasting. At our gift shop you can find a selection of gifts – decor, cheese platters, handbags,scarves, ceramics and lots more! It's an ideal spot for small gatherings like Kitchen teas, Stork Parties or Birthday Parties!
Information: AnnexKloof's Site
ENJOY RESPONSIBLY - Alcohol is not for sale to persons under the age of 18