Wines

In 2005 Het Vlock Casteel took the next logical step and began to produce a range of their own wines (Merlot, Shiraz and a Cabernet Sauvignon). These wines has a character of their own and with subtle plays of vanilla, berries and oak, it was no surprise that they soon started to win a number of awards. In 2006, following on the success, a Sauvignon Blanc was added and in 2015 Chenin Blanc was added. These wines are delicious and a highly recommended purchase In the valley.

Merlot

This wine will inspire you with its intense dark red colour. Full-bodied, appealing mint, dark chocolate and subtle vanilla aromas on the nose and taste. Soft velvety tannins will linger in your mouth.

Food Pairing: Cheese platters with matured cheeses (Camembert, Brie, Cheddar) and Het Vlock Casteel Relishes and Olive pastes.

Shiraz

Deep purplish red colour , some warm spice of oak, black fruit from the grapes, It has a lingering aftertaste that will prickle your taste buds for some time.

Food Pairing: Roasted duck with the Het Vlock Casteel plum chutney sauce or lamb tjops. This wine also pair very nicely with Het Vlock Casteel Balsamica Kalamata Olives.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Mysteriously dark red colour, black currants and subtle eucalyptus on the nose, ripe red berries with soft tannins on the after taste. This is a big one.

Food Pairing: Roasted vegetables, roasted or grilled meats or with a Het Vlock Casteel Peppadew Olive Relish.

Sauvignon Blanc

Apricots and green fig on the nose with undertones of tropical fruit and a hint of asparagus . A beautiful structure with a long succulent finish.

Food Pairing: Matured Camembert with Het Vlock Casteel Green Fig Preserve or our lovely Het Vlock Casteel Orange swirls.

Chenin Blanc

A tropical fruit aroma wit a prominent guava and gooseberry on the nose.A nice fruit flavour on the palet.

Food Pairing: This beautiful wine is ideal for everyday and goes well with salads and seafood.

Veritas Awards:

AWARD YEAR AWARD WINE LABEL VINTAGE
2007 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Merlot 2005
2008 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
2008 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Merlot 2006
2008 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Shiraz 2006
2009 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Merlot 2007
2009 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Shiraz 2007
2010 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Merlot 2008
2010 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Shiraz 2008
2011 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Merlot 2009
2011 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
2011 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Shiraz 2009
2011 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
2011 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Shiraz 2010
2012 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Merlot 2010
2013 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
2013 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Shiraz 2011
2014 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Merlot 2012
2014 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Shiraz 2012
2014 Bronze Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
2015 Double Gold Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Michelangelo Results:

AWARD YEAR AWARD WINE LABEL VINTAGE
2008 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
2012 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
2012 Silver Het Vlock Casteel Merlot 2010
2014 Gold Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
2015 Double Gold Het Vlock Casteel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013