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Overgaauw

Wine

Overgaauw Wine

Wine that is true to its roots means a deep respect for terroir.
Our proximity to both mountain chains and maritime influence lends our piece of the world a unique and blessed terroir of diverse soil types and a temperate summer temperature. It’s strikingly similar to France’s Bordeaux region, and unsurprisingly, the area has become renowned for its red wine production.

Overgaauw’s fine reds exemplify this distinctive terroir, with the Tria Corda, Merlot and DC Classic offering a respectful nod to the Bordeaux region, with an undeniable Cape pioneering edge.

The Van Veldens have been innovators from the very start, which gives us a few industry firsts to boast of:

We were one of the first Cape farms to use small, new French oak barrels for the maturation of red wines. We produced South Africa’s first Bordeaux blend, our beloved Tria Corda, in 1979. And in the early 80s we were the first South African estate to bottle a single-varietal Merlot (an unusual endeavour at the time). We like to think that these accomplishments weren’t just for our own satisfaction, but made a significant impact on the country’s wine industry.

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Tria Corda 2017
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Merlot 2019
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Touriga Nacional  2020
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Cape Vintage 1998
Overgaauw Wine
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