The Robertson / Bonnievale district has a dry Karoo climate but
at night the air cools down considerably. The soil varies from deep
alluvial next to the Breede River to heavy Karoo clay and limey
gravel on the slopes, enabling Goedverwacht to produce a wide variety
of cultivars suitable to the different soil types.
At present Goedverwacht's
||Cabernet Sauvignon 10ha
||Pinot Noir 15ha
|Sauvignon Blanc 30ha
|Chenin Blanc 20ha
||Petit Verdot 3ha
PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
starts in mid-January and takes place only during early morning
while it is still cool. This, together with the climate, soil and
watchful eye of the vintner, has resulted in products that are enjoyed,
shared, and talked about by wine lovers from all over the world.
produces 2 000 000 litres of wine, approximately 10 000
litres per hectare. This is substantially lower than the potential
of the vines, but the owner believes that this contributes to the
success of his products of which 90% is exported to the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Poland, Lithuania, Seychelles, Brazil, Nigeria, Russia, China, Denmark and the United States of America.
CRANE ON THE LABEL
blue crane, Antropoides Paradisea, is the national bird of South
Africa and is an endangered species. Flocks of blue cranes once
used to be a common sight in the Breede River Valley, but the intrusion
of mankind threatens its survival.
baby blue crane was found at Goedverwacht one morning. The bird
was saved and nurtured back to health. It eventually spread its
wings and returned to nature. However, it remained in spirit and
today it is the proud symbol on the Goedverwacht label.