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Testalonga Vineyards
Cape Winemakers
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072 601 6475   Open by appointment only.
MAIL PO Box 941, Malmesbury 7299 NB: Bookings for cellar tours and visits to facilities that are open by appointment only should be made 48 hours in advance.
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WEB www.testalonga.com
 
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TESTALONGA is owned by Craig Hawkins & Carla Kretzel. We currently rent 11ha of vineyards all based on the granite soils of the Paardeberg. We either farm these vineyards ourselves or work closely with the farmers who own the land.

Our first wine was a skin macerated Chenin Blanc in 2008 and we have since added another Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Muscat, Carignan, Harslevelu and Syrah, all made from individual sites that we feel give us the quality to make our wines with as little manipulation as possible.

In good years it is as simple as picking, pressing, waiting, watching and bottling with nothing added at any stage. We recently purchased a farm in the northern mountain regions of the Swartland with Schist soils, where we will make our wine and start planting vineyards.
This year we are planting South Africa's first cuttings of Maccabeu and Vermentino which we have high hopes for.

 

 

 
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