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Nestled in the protective shadow of the Kasteelberg (‘castle mountain’), the villages of Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel are the perfect retreat for any city dweller. Take your own time to discover the wineries, eateries, shops and art galleries.

The vineyards of the Riebeek Valley stretch along the lower contours of the Kasteelberg. The soil is mainly Malmesbury shale, with loamy soil on the higher grounds and sandy loam lower down the slopes, interspersed with rich Hutton soils. The climate is perfect for viticulture, with the low-rainfall summer months tempered by cool afternoon breezes, and the cold winters allowing the vines to rest and build up reserves.

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Riebeek Valley vineyards with Kasteelberg in the background. wine Vineyards, wheat fields and Groot Winterhoek Mountain Range. wine Sunrise over a Riebeek Valley vineyard. wine Riebeek Kasteel seen from the top of Kasteelberg. wine Bothma's Pass leading into the Riebeek Valley.

Sun rising over the Riebeek Valley. wine Pulpit Rock farm dam, with Kasteelberg in the background. wine Kasteelberg, sentinel of the Riebeek Valley. wine Riebeek Kasteel seen from the slopes of Kasteelberg. wine View from the slopes of Kasteelberg towards Het Vlock Casteel.

 

 

 

 
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