SLENT has a wide variety of soils, micro-climates and altitudes above sea level, which are a great blessing to a wine farmer. It is a perfect location for Chenin Blanc and Shiraz, but on this farm, many crops can be grown, given the right choice of site. After much research into both cultivation and marketing, we decided to focus on what are uniquely South African cultivars – Pinotage and Chenin Blanc.
The oldest vines on the farm were planted in 1986, Chenin blanc and Sauvignon blanc, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon in 1989, Merlot and Shiraz in the 90’s. These blocks are still productive today and produce grapes of high quality.