LATEST NEWS

Keep up with the latest news from the Piekenierskloof.

by SIMONE | Oct 22, 2021
On 18 September 2021 the world was introduced to the newest addition to the Piekenierskloof Wines family, and, if we may say so ourselves, she makes quite the impression.

by SIMONE | Sep 10, 2021
Back in 2019 Jaco van Niekerk, Cellar
Master & Winemaker at Piekenierskloof
Wine Company, then appointed as such
for a mere two years…

by BRIDGET | Jan 18, 2021 | RECIPES
Ribs, slowly braaied over the coals,
served with a refreshing nectarine salad
and home-baked bread fresh from the
oven,…

by SIMONE | Oct 22, 2021
For most of us a seafood potjie is synonym with laid back summer holidays near the coast. Interestingly I tasted this wonderful seafood pot the first time during our annual winter visit to my beloved country…

by SIMONE | Sep 10, 2021
When growing up on our family farm, Bergendal on the mountain near Citrusdal, we enjoyed a family feast of note every Sunday, counting 20 or more people at a time.
With every lunch a roasted leg of lamb and a huge platter…

by BRIDGET | Jan 18, 2021 | RECIPES
The 2020 rooibos to Muisbos cycle tour started at our family farm, Bergendal, on the mountain near Citrusdal. Almost 1000 riders took part in this ride over 107 kilometers. The scenic road also take the riders through the…

by SIMONE | Oct 22, 2021
Growing up on a farm close to the West Coast, snoek and sweet potatoes form part of your DNA. That was the only fish that was ever braaied over the coals on our family….

by SIMONE | Sep 10, 2021
Spending your entire childhood on a farm and then ending up in the city jungle, urges one to escape to nature more often than you would normally do. This is why my family and I make sure we book a trip to one or other game park…

by BRIDGET | Jan 18, 2021 | RECIPES
Ingredients
1 packet (500g) spaghetti
1⁄2 packet (125g) broccoli
1⁄2 packet (125g) extra fine green beans…

by SIMONE | Oct 22, 2021
Ingredients
Extra virgin olive oil
1 chorizo sausage loop, sliced
2 cans (400g each) chickpeas, drained…

by SIMONE | Sep 10, 2021
The past twenty months have been full of changes and innovation at Piekenierskloof Wines and we are thrilled to see it recognised by one of the wine industry’s most influential tasters, Master of Wine, Tim Atkin. During the…

by BRIDGET | Jan 18, 2021 | RECIPES
Our table is filling up fast! Book now for our unique Long Table Grenache Experience in the barrel cellar at Piekenierskloof wines on the 1st of September. Whether you are participating or supporting in the Tip Trans…

by SIMONE | Oct 22, 2021
On the 15th August 2017, Piekenierskloof Grenache Rosé received a gold in South Africa’s only rosé wine competition, ‘Rosé Rocks!’. The competition seeks to recognize excellence in…

by SIMONE | Sep 10, 2021
The Piekenierskloof Pass began its life as Grey’s Pass after Sir George Grey, governor of the Cape at the time it was built by Thomas Bains. Later, it was renamed Piekenierskloof as it had become known in the interim…

by BRIDGET | Jan 18, 2021 | RECIPES
What Citrusdal lacks in tall buildings, it makes up for in vast natural landscapes just waiting to be explored. Set off in practically any direction, and you’ll soon stumble across mountain ranges peaked with snow, grassy plateaux, cave…

by SIMONE | Oct 22, 2021
The narrow 60 000 hectare belt along the West Coast of South Africa is the only place in the world where Rooibos tea can be grown. This area is also one of the world’s six Plant…

by SIMONE | Sep 10, 2021
As a Fairtrade farm, Piekenierskloof takes the wellbeing of our farm workers and their families very seriously. A portion of our proceeds are allotted to community projects, which are selected by the Piekeniersfkloof Fairtrade committee…

by BRIDGET | Jan 18, 2021 | RECIPES
West of Piekenierskloof, just above the sloping hills on which the vineyards are situated, lies the Overlook. From the vineyards, one would never imagine it to be there – for all you know, the hill might consist of a couple of rocks….

by SIMONE | Oct 22, 2021
Citrusdal, as one might imagine, got its name from the vast plantations of citrus farmed in and around the town. With temperatures heating up during the day, the smell of oranges floats…

by SIMONE | Sep 10, 2021
If you’ve ever tried some of our wines, you might have come across the term ‘old vines’. But what exactly do we mean by that? It’s quite simple really. We mean vines that are old. And why is this worth writing about? Well, every vineyard…

by BRIDGET | Jan 18, 2021 | RECIPES
Newly appointed General Manager and Winemaker, Jaco van Niekerk, hails from two families with deeply rooted farming traditions. The decision to become a winemaker was therefore a natural progression and one which allows…

by BRIDGET | Jan 18, 2021 | RECIPES
As much as our wines reflect the terroir of their established roots along the Piekenierskloof mountains, so our labels take inspiration from the soldiers that once protected the pass.
Distinguished by their…

by SIMONE | Sep 10, 2021
Piekenierskloof is a district of Citrusdal. With one of the most sizable Grenache plantings within the Cape, the region could comfortably dub the ‘Grenache HQ’ title. As one of the most widely planted red grape varieties in the…