The tasting room offers an intimate experience at this boutique winery. You’ll also likely be greeted by the adorable bulldogs, after which several of the wines are names. As Nieuwekloof Pass takes its scenic twists and turns, Cape Town and the Swartland are left behind and the Boland welcomes you with open arms – or rather open vines. Lemberg is one of the first wine farms that greets you in the Tulbagh Valley. Henk and Suzette are the third-generation owners with the farm being theirs since 2007. Suzette talks modesty about the “privilege of being part of nature. You don’t own the land, it owns you. It’s a love affair with the soil.”
The Mediterranean varietals typical to the regions of Southern France has inspired this blend made from vineyards grown in the Tulbagh Valley. The intensity in colour leads to aromas of dark fruit, spice and earthy notes. The palate is complex, with fruit beautifully backed up by finely integrated oak. The full body and juicy tannins give way to a lengthy, elegant finish.