An advocate of extreme care when it comes to producing the finest of wines, De Toren Private Cellar has always maintained an organic approach to its world-class viticulture. Since the get-go, the estate’s vineyards have been managed with the utmost respect for the soil and the vines, and this dedicated approach has defined the estate’s farming methods for over 20 years. De Toren is ranked as producing some of the world’s most luxurious Bordeaux style blends and utilizes only the best methods available in order to achieve this status.
While De Toren’s grapes are organically farmed, the wine itself has not been officially certified as an organic product – until now. Three years ago, the estate applied for its official certification, and its dedicated efforts in this regard were rewarded in July 2020. This means that farming at De Toren is now recognized as completely organic. It is important to note that De Toren is organic by design, because its winemakers understand that organic farming, coupled with handcrafted, organic winemaking, yields optimal results for wine lovers.
The De Toren vision is to produce some of the world’s greatest wines, and employing organic methods is just one of the means by which the estate achieves its consistently superlative quality. This quality is affirmed by the long string of international and local awards that have been achieved by the estate. Previously, the luxury estate was awarded The Highest Ever Rated Wines by the reputable USA publisher Wine Enthusiast and this magazine has also twice nominated De Toren as New World Winery of the Year.
These international accolades confirm De Toren as not only South Africa’s most highly rated Bordeaux styled red wines, but indeed amongst the world’s finest red wines. In South Africa, De Toren is ranked as one of the Top 10 Red Wine Producers in the country.
ABOUT DE TOREN
De Toren Private Cellar is a boutique winery specialising in luxurious, world-class Bordeaux-style wines and is situated on the Polkadraai Hills, overlooking the picturesque Stellenbosch in the Cape, South Africa. De Toren was one of the first-ever South African wineries to produce Bordeaux-style wines and the very first to ever make use of a gravity-fed cellar. The farm is renowned for meticulous attention to detail when it comes to nurturing its vineyards to grow the perfect berries, and for making wine through the softest and gentlest of processes.
The result of this labour of love is a range of spectacular wines, which have over the years been awarded the honorary titles of South Africa’s Best Bordeaux Blend, South Africa’s Most Luxurious Wine, and The Highest Ever Rated Wines by the reputable USA publisher, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, to name but a few.
In recent years, De Toren was ranked as one of the Top 10 Red Wine Producers in South Africa by the South African Wine Index and was once again nominated as New World Winery of the Year by the reputable USA publisher, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. These international accolades confirm De Toren as not only South Africa’s most highly rated Bordeaux-style wines but indeed amongst the world’s finest red wines.