Rhebokskloof dates back to 19 August 1692, when Simon van der Stel, then governor of the Cape, awarded a free grant of land to Dirk van Schalkwyk. The initial large piece of land was divided into six different farms between the First and Second World Wars; the original farm was only reclaimed in 1986, and an early dwelling from 1692 has since been restored as the main homestead.
Rhebokskloof has a unique terroir, composed of old decomposed granite soils from the granite hills surrounding the estate and cool sea breezes that positively influence the grapes which grow on various aspects at altitudes varying from 200 – 340 metres above sea level. The estate’s main focus and passion is Shiraz, but also has plantings of Pinotage, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc in this soil.
Although the main cultivars planted on Rhebokskloof are Shiraz, Pinotage, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, other cultivars like Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvedre and many more are planted in smaller volumes to create perfect blends.
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, situated in the historic Paarl Valley, is nestled between the granite hills of the Paarl Rock Mountains, creating a unique micro-climate. Taste the unique terroir of our secret valley from which springs our celebrated and internationally awarded wines. Let us take you on a journey of discovery with different interpretations of our signature varietals Shiraz and Chardonnay, lovingly crafted by visionary winemaker Rolanie Lotz.