Springfield Estate Whole Berry


Region: Western Cape
Wine of Origin: Robertson
Winemaker: Abrie Bruwer

Producer Information

Set in the heart of the mountain-ringed Robertson Valley in the Western Cape of South Africa, Springfield Estate is a family-run wine farm owned by ninth-generation descendants of French Huguenots, who came to South Africa from the Loire in 1688 with bundles of vines under their arms.

The farm has been in the family since 1898 and today, using a combination of sometimes risky winemaking techniques, traditional methods and modern technology, along with a sense of practicality and dogged determination borne from living off the land all their lives, the Bruwer family is able to handcraft wine true to its motto: Made on Honour.

Wine Information

Alcohol: 13.41%
Residual Sugar: 2.09 g/l
PH: 3.51
TA: 6.19

Color: Red
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Style: Dry
Type: Still
Category: Red wooded
Unit of Measure: 750 ml
Production: 1000 bottles
Price Code: D

In the time of our ancestors grapes were harvested by hand, carried to the cellar in baskets and placed uncrushed into open tanks to ferment with natural yeasts into wine. In making our Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon we re-enact this lost tradition. The red wine cellar has been carefully designed on a gravity flow system. There are no pumps or crushers, so that the journey of the grape into wine is undertaken in the traditional way. Whole Berry maceration is followed by fermentation with natural yeasts, racking and one year’s maturation in oak barrels. The result is a velvety wine with softer tannins and classical varietal characteristics. This traditional wine is unfiltered and unfined, which may deposit sediment and might require decanting.


Suitable for Vegetarians Yes
Suitable for Vegans Yes
Vineyard / Terroir / Climate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 25-31 year-old vines, clone CA163 on 101/14 and R99 Yield 2.5 t/ha Terroir: Slope: Very gentle, southerly Soil: Chalk and calcrete formations Climate Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter Wind: South easterly (summer)
From Old Vines No


Product is Certifified Organic No
Product is Certifified Biodynamic No
Local Certifications
Is Fairtrade Certified No
Fairtrade Accreditation