OUR WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

We believe in quality without compromise. We believe that there is no single activity which produces greatness, but rather a series of inter-related activities which all have to be performed at the highest level. We believe in making understated classic wine that exudes elegance.

Warwick's Wine Maker Nic Van Aarde

MEET OUR WINEMAKER

Nic Van Aarde was born in nearby Paarl. Nic completed a B.Comm (Marketing) and a B.Sc (Viticulture and Oenology) degree at Stellenbosch University. He worked harvests in Australia, New Zealand, California and France honing in his skills in the art of winemaking. He joined Mulderbosch as a winemaker and did some winemaking consulting work in India before joining the Warwick team in 2011 as Head Winemaker.

Warwick's Winegrower Ronald Spies

MEET OUR WINEGROWER

Ronald Spies joined the team in 2001 and has since become an integral part of the Warwick winegrowing team. Ronald’s philosophy “We pride ourselves on being leaders in the art and science of viticulture. The quality of our grapes has always been the backbone of Warwick’s reputation for excellence. Without great grapes, we can never produce great wines.”

WINEGROWING TECHNIQUES

We implemented an environmentally friendly approach to produce top quality grapes, refraining from using pre-emergent herbicides in our vineyards. We spray once annually under each vine row and mow twice a year.

Warwick's Winegrower Ronald Spies

The farm also refrains from using harmful insecticides, rather concentrating on spot treatments in the vineyards. We can detect the positive effect of our efforts, our booming earthworm population is a result of that.

Warwick's Winegrower Ronald Spies

VINEYARD INFO

  • Predominant Soil Type:
  • Hutton & Clovelly
  • Irrigation:
  • 40% Drip Irrigation
  • Avg rainfall:
  • 600mm
  • Avg summer temp:
  • 28 C/16 C
  • Predominant aspect of Vineyards:
  • South Facing Slopes
  • Warwick farm size:
  • 110 Ha
  • Vineyards size:
  • 56 Ha
  • Altitude:
  • 220m to 340m

WARWICK HARVEST REPORT

VARIETIES

Warwick Grape Varieties Info
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon 20,3 Ha
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  • Cabernet Franc 2,8 Ha
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  • Merlot 5,9 Ha
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  • Pinotage 8,2 Ha
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  • Shiraz 3.3 Ha
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  • Sauvignon Blanc 10,5 Ha
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  • Chardonnay 5 Ha

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BIODIVERSITY AND WINE INITIATIVE

We are a Biodiversity and Wine Initiative Member.

As BWI members, our vision is to protect and conserve the Cape Floral Kingdom, by preserving the Cape Fynbos. We remove alien trees and we have embarked on a annual tree planting programme that sees us plant at least 100 to 150 trees per year.

We realized the importance of "biodiversity" and over the past decade they’ve strived to maintain a balance between nature and wine making. Our conservation area consists of some 4 hectares of pristine renosterveld and forms part of the Klapmutskop Conservancy.

Find out more about it here.