Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc a superb Strandveld summer sip

Issued by GC Communications on behalf of Strandveld Vineyards

Strandveld Vineyards, Africa’s southernmost winery situated in the Agulhas district, has shown its mettle as a first class producer of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc with the release of the First Sighting 2014 vintage.

Shaped by a warmer summer with less wind and higher sea temperatures, the First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2014 teems with tropical fruit flavours on the nose and slightly less minerality than its predecessor, while still expressing its undeniable Elim character.

Seasoned winemaker Conrad Vlok says wine lovers will definitely not be shy to top up their glasses with this easy drinking 2014 release, which marks yet another highlight in his decade of winemaking at Strandveld Vineyards. 

“Even though Summer 2013 was one of the warmest in decades, our First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2014 has triumphed with a beautiful balance and slightly lower alcohol and acidity, which is exactly what makes this a great summer quaffer,” says Conrad, who enjoys sipping the wine most with a wide variety of antipasti.

The First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is full on the palate, showing great complexity imparted by a small component (12%) of Semillon and six months lees contact prior to bottling. 

The young Elim wine ward is no stranger to praise for its Sauvignon Blanc, having received the stamp of approval from highly regarded UK wine critic and Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson: “The decidedly cool Elim, near Cape Agulhas, is clearly capable of making notably fine Sauvignon Blanc.”

Visitors to Strandveld Vineyards can purchase the First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2014 for R70 at the tasting room or buy it directly online at You can also find it at fine boutique wine stores and wine merchants nationwide.

Open for wine tastings and offering the experience to extend your stay in one of the welcoming guest cottages, Strandveld Vineyards can be reached at Tel: +27 (0)28 482 1906/2 or via email at, Facebook or follow @Strandveld on Twitter. The GPS coordinates are 34 ° 39 ' 592 " S; 19 ° 47 ' 268 " E.