Vilafonté’s philosophy is one that sits in perfect alignment to our own when it comes to South African wine. An uncompromising determination to produce wines which stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the great wines of the world. Nothing less.
Founded in 1997, the 42ha estate on the bench of the Simonsberg Mountains with its unique vilafontes soils, served as the fuse to our vision. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec confirmed its affinity to the ancient soils that has been dated as being somewhere between 750 000 and 1.5mil years old. Planted at high density, these vines adhere to the exquisite struggle; encouraging smaller vines, lower yields and highly concentrated fruit. Vilafonté wines are exclusively from grapes grown on their property.
We’ve just secured the recently released 2019 vintage of their flagship wine, Series C, as well as the highly sought after Series M 2018 which Greg Sherwood MW described as “jaw dropping” with a score of 97 points.