One of South Africa’s most iconic producers joins Hallgarten portfolio
We are delighted to announce the introduction of Mulderbosch Vineyards to our portfolio, available exclusively to the UK on- and off-trade. Widely considered one of South Africa’s foremost wine producers and Chenin Blanc specialists, Mulderbosch has established a reputation for winemaking excellence since its inception in 1989.
Hallgarten & Novum Wines will add six wines from Mulderbosch in Stellenbosch to its South African portfolio, including the single vineyard Cabernet Franc and single vineyard Chenin Blanc, Block W. The addition of the multi award-winning wines from Mulderbosch extends Hallgarten’s portfolio to six South African suppliers.
Steve Daniel, Head of Buying at Hallgarten & Novum Wines commented: “I have always wanted to have Mulderbosch in our portfolio - they were the first wines from South Africa that truly excited me in the first years after apartheid. Since the first vintage in 1992, the winemaking team have contributed to making the Cape’s signature variety, Chenin Blanc, what it is today.
“Vintage after vintage Mulderbosch have produced stand-out wines, whilst continuing to innovate and shape the landscape of the South African wine industry, and I am delighted to welcome them into our portfolio.”
Advocates to the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) code and members of WWF-SA Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, Mulderbosch manages its vineyards limiting the use of herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. Sections of the farm are zoned for conservation; projects including wetland rehabilitation and the introduction of fish, to removing alien invasive species of grass and replanting indigenous Rynosterveld & Fynbos, encouraging more bird species and insects.
The winemaking team at Mulderbosch use a restrained approach in the cellar to produce distinctive and characterful wines, allowing each wine to express the Stellenbosch terroir. In 1996, Mulderbosch became one of the very first producers in the Cape to ferment its wines in barriques. The resultant wine garnered an avid following and Mulderbosch has since become synonymous with the style.