Whalehaven Wines was started in 1995. Since its conception Whalehaven Wine Experience Centre has been newly renovated, with an open spaced and well lit venue that welcomes visitors in to taste and enjoy. The newly renovated artisan winery is located at the beginning of the Hemel en Aarde Wine Route and now offers an array of hand-crafted wines that form the foundations for a memorable sensory journey.
Whalehaven honours the annual migration of the Southern Right whales by having their wines named after the sheltered waters of Walker Bay – a haven for the visiting whales and their soon-to-be-born calves. The unique bond between a Southern Right mother and its calf has been portrayed in the elegant new logo as well as in the nurturing process that the winery takes to create its signature wines.
The wines on offer are the Whalehaven Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noit, Pinotage, Cabernet Franc and Old Harbour Blend, all of which have been created using only the best of their vineyards. Their winemaker, Reino Thiart, has been working closely with the Bottega Family, exploring and creating French inspired wines of superior quality and unique taste.
Alongside the variety of wines, the centre also offers its visitors a tutored Wine & Jam or Chocolate & Wine pairing, using locally produced Golden Country Botanical Fruit Jams and Floral Chocolates to bring more of the Cape into the tasting experience. They also offer a Wine & Perfume pairing – a unique experience that focuses only on the sense of smell to determine the best combinations.
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