Wines

Breëland Wines

The Farm was established in 1825. The Marais Family was the original owners and have been ever since. The Marais originated from just outside Paris in a marshy region called Marais and is a suburb of the city today.

The original owners started as live stock farmers, they baegan planting cash crop later and fruit trees, apples(with which they made Cider from the one house on the farm, which is still called the apple house).

Following at the end of the 19th century vines were planted but it was only at the end of the Great War that vineyards was planted as sole income commodity because of a shortage of wines in Europe.

All the farms had their own cellars but at the end of the 2nd world war Co-ops started. Owner, Kosie Marais's, grandfather donated the grounds for the current Co-op but still kept his own cellar Breëland as he was a good wine maker and businessman

Kosie Marais bought the farm from his aunt on his mother's side in 2005 so it has not left the bloodline.

Our wine making team selects only the best grapes to create our superb wines. With a limited amount of wine bottled you are sure fortunate to habe a bottle of Breëland in your presence.

We offer incredible self-catering accommodation, mountain bike trails, safari drives as well as breathtaking hiking trails on the farm.

Breëland Sauvignon Blanc

A fresh, medium bodied wine with rich aromas of gooseberries, passion fruit, and kiwi. With hints of tropical fruit on the nose and a grassy undertone, it creates a good balance between fruit and acidity on the palate with a long, crisp aftertaste.

  • Varietal : 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Origin : Breedekloof
  • Soil Types : Ancient sandstone riverbods with good water retention.
  • Climate : Annual rainfall of 1200 ml, min. temperature 12°, max. temperature 32°
  • Age of Vines : Planted in 2006
  • Vinification : Fermentation for 23 days in stainless steal tanks at 10°C. Extended lease 3 months wioth batonnage every week.
  • Maturation : N/A
  • Aging : 1 - 2 years

Technical Analysis

  • Density : 0.9899
  • Alcohol : 13.28%
  • Ph : 3.66
  • Residual Sugar : 3.6 g/L
  • Volitile Acidity : 0.44
  • Total Acidity : 6.4
  • FSO2 : 42
  • TSO2 : 151



Breëland Chenin Blanc Royal

A classic Chenin Blanc from the breathtaking Slanghoek Valley with fresh aromas of yellow apple, peach and citrus. The pallet rewards with mouth watering fruit, crisp acidity and well integrated oak.

  • Vatietal : 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Origin : Breedekloof
  • Soil Types : Ancient sandstone riverbods with good water retention.
  • Climate : Annual rainfall of 1200 ml, min. temperature 12°, max. temperature 32°
  • Age of Vines : 34 years
  • Vinification : Early morning hand harvested. A portion of the grapes are frozen and only the free-run juice of this is used to achieve extra palate weight.
  • Maturation : Matured for 12 months in 300-litre French oak barrels.
  • Aging : 2 - 5 years

Technical Analysis

  • Density : 0.9894
  • Alcohol : 14.61%
  • Ph : 3.46
  • Residual Sugar : 4.1g/L
  • Volitile Acidity : 0.40
  • Total Acidity : 6.1
  • FSO2 : 35
  • TSO2 : 140



Cabernet Sauvignon

This velvety smooth wine boasts with a rich, dark plum colour and inviting blackberry flavours on the nose with hints of caramel and tobacco. The palate rewards with mouth-watering ripe fruit and oak spice that follows through the nose.

  • Vatietal : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Origin : Breedekloof
  • Soil Types : Well-drained rocky soils with clay
  • Climate : Annual rainfall of 1200 ml, min. temperature 2°, max. temperature 40°
  • Age of Vines : 16 years
  • Vinification : Cold soaked for 3 days. Then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 12 days.
  • Maturation : Aged in 3de fill French oak barrels for 14 months.
  • Aging : 1 – 5 years

Technical Analysis

  • Density : 0.9957
  • Alcohol : 13.56%
  • Ph : 3.62
  • Residual Sugar : 3.8g/L
  • Volitile Acidity : 0.62
  • Total Acidity : 6.8
  • FSO2 : 36
  • TSO2 : 86



Breëland Pinotage

True to a good Pinotage, this inviting ruby coloured wine shows off the typical red fruits character of the Pinot Noir parent with a touch of plum skin acidity. Layered with berry and matured oak flavours, the palate rewards with a sweet fruit and a lingering aftertaste.

  • Vatietal : 100% Pinotage
  • Origin : Breedekloof
  • Soil Types : Ancient sandstone riverbeds with good water retention.
  • Climate : Annual rainfall of 1200 ml, min. temperature 12°, max. temperature 32°
  • Age of Vines : 14 year (Planted in 2001)
  • Vinification : Cold soak for 3 days. Then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 12 days.
  • Maturation : Aged in 3de fill French oak barrels for 14 months
  • Aging : 1 - 5 years

Technical Analysis

  • Density : 0.9925
  • Alcohol : 15,66%
  • Ph : 3.51
  • Residual Sugar : 5.2g/L
  • Volitile Acidity : 0.69
  • Total Acidity : 7.2
  • FSO2 : 28
  • TSO2 : 70

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