Late last month the Bartinney team celebrated the launch of the Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and the Hourglass Chardonnay 2015. The release of the small-lot, limited, premium batch work was a team affair, the culmination of years of hard work and care.
With the unrivalled views and unique terroir, the estate and wine range-‘Made on a Mountain’- has a strong sense of place. The Hourglass Chardonnay and Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon champion the strength of this identity, cementing the close collaboration of our Owner Rose Jordaan, Viticulturist Logan Jooste and Winemaker Ronell Wiid. Their understanding of each vineyard block on the estate, has made it possible to craft exemplary wine. Alongside the wines, we launched Bartinney Leisure. Under which our newly renovated vineyard cottages, coastal retreats and well-l0ved mountain trail, Skyfall, sit.
The limited release wines are ‘The fingerprint of the harvest’, with a protective wing over the rest of the portfolio, the wines truly express the unique terroir of the mountain estate. Heroing the depth and maturity of the high-altitude vines, they are crafted from our best hand-selected blocks. Balance and harmony is key; both within each and every bottle and in terms of our relationship with its unique and diverse surroundings.
We were lucky enough to host a wide array of wine lovers. The team particularly enjoyed welcoming guests that hadn’t yet ventured to the wine farm, as they enjoyed the panoramic view and a glass or two of the new releases. Guests were guided down to the Tasting Shed by a candlelit path, on entry they were greeted by acoustic music, plentiful wine and specially designed nibbles. Upstairs was transformed into a fynbos jungle, as guests enjoyed our signature, multisensory wine and fynbos tasting. The wines can now be enjoyed by-the-bottle at both our Wine & Champagne Bar in central Stellenbosch and at the Tasting Shed (alternatively pop to our shop to buy online).