Western Cape, South Africa
Situated high above the fertile Franschhoek Valley in the heart of the Cape winelands, lies a wine farm like no other.
Boasting some of the highest planted vines int he Cape Winelands, Chamonix has around 50 hectares of vineyards.
Great wines start on the vine. As purists, we have always believed that to produce a wine of true character, it is essential that nature be the primary winemaker.
Our farm is blessed with cool breezes during the hot summer months and stony, clay-rich soil, giving our wines their unique personality and style. A philosophy of minimal intervention and environmentally conscious farming methods are just some of our secret ingredients.
All our fruit is hand-selected, and we follow traditional methods such as making use of spontaneous fermentation and no acidification. Organic compost and mulch are ploughed back into the soil, while our use of green-harvesting (low yields per hectare) ensures that our vineyards are not over-produced.
Our philosophy of working hand-in-hand with nature to create unique wines and spirits carries through into the cellar, where our small, hands-on team approach their work with passion and creativity. The end result is a product that is pure, natural and made to be enjoyed.