The Tasting Room
Wine in Kwa-Zulu Natal
As the industry is up and coming in Kwa-Zulu Natal we are thrilled to be part of the pioneers in this great adventure of wine making. As Natal is not typically known for the production of wine, we are on the journey to discover the potential this area has.
Being one of three certified wine farms in the province, we have the vision of creating a new wine route - one where you don't only have the option of travelling to the Cape, but one right on our very doorstep.
How it works
How does the wine tasting work, I am sure many wonder. We want to make the experience a memorable one for our guests. You will arrive to be greeted by the smell of the country and if you walk into our cellar that classic wooden barrel scent. You will be presented with wines that have all been grown on the farm, and many of the vineyards can be seen if seated outside.
You will have the opportunity to do a tasting of four wines or sit back and order a bottle. If you are feeling hungry, we have the perfect cheese & charcuterie board that goes magnificently with the wine.
As Highgate Wine Estate is still a developing farm, we have decided to focus our sales in the tasting room - this way, you will find yourself purchasing a wine where you have experienced the nature of its origin. As we do have limited bottles & are in a very unique area you will purchase a wine unlike any other, and one not many will have the opportunity to own.
The wine selection
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The flagship wine at Highgate Wine Estate. Only two barrels are selected from the range which delivers a wine that is well-rounded and shows good ageing potential.
Unwooded, fermented in a stainless steel tank to deliver a fresh tropical fruit yet crisp dry style.
Our Rose is light and dry, with strawberry aromas and flavours - perfect for a summers day.
Barrel selected Pinotage. The name draws inspiration from Rudi's daughter, Cathryn and her partner, Tom.
Partially wooded for 6 months. This style is a blend of 80 percent wooded and 20 percent unwooded Chardonnay.
100% Syrah. Light in body with classic notes of black pepper and cloves.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium bodied, red fruits on the nose, follows through to the pallet with a smooth finish.
Wooded in French oak barrels to give rich flavours of butterscotch, yellow apple and lemon curd.
Medium bodied, elegant Pinotage with ripe raspberry and plums that leads to a light smokey meat finish.