Waterkloof, perched on the slopes of the Schapenberg in the Helderberg Winelands, unlocks nature’s true potential with classically elegant wines
In 1993 Paul Boutinot commenced his search for a vineyard site with the potential to produce truly fine wine with a defining sense of origin. The classic areas such as the Cote d’Or, Chablis, Paulliac, Barolo, etc. were either unavailable or unattainable (rich men’s toys), so he had to find a new “classic”.
It took ten years to narrow the search down to a small area on the south-facing slopes of the Schaapenberg, overlooking False Bay in the Cape. When Jean du Toit led Paul up a steep ravine opening out into a hidden amphitheatre of potential, all his experience and intuition told him: THIS IS IT! Waterkloof was born, and the hard work began