Visit your vineyard
As a Carteirra partner you are cordially invited to visit your team throughout the two year winemaking process. Walk the vine rows, taste from barrel with your winemaker, and assess how the wine is developing. Our team on the ground is happy to assist in making arrangements and suggestions so that you make the very most of your visit and are able to take advantage of everything Walker Bay has to offer.
Stay directly involved with your personalized web portal
Remain engaged throughout with our proprietary online management tool which allows you to monitor the progress of your wine from bud break to bottling from anywhere in the world. Receive real time updates for each stage of the vintage; communicate directly with your winemaking team as they undertake all the crucial activities that go into making the best possible wine.
Add your own personal touch
Whether you buy a half barrel or a full barrel you will be able to select from a range of classic Carteirra labels or, at no extra charge, our design team will work at your direction to create a completely personalized label. The choice is yours.
About the region
At the southern tip of the continent, South Africa enjoys a coastal influence from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean climate has encouraged viticulture in the region dating back to the 1600s. Among the New World wine regions it is arguably the most exotic region, boasting dramatic landscapes and a kind of maverick yet old-worldly charm.
The roots of the industry can certainly be traced back to Dutch settlers, but in recent years modern winemakers have made the most of the region’s unique terroir to produce wines that rival those of better known regions. Carteirra’s four estate vineyard sites are located in the Overberg Region, which enjoys the hot sun of the southern hemisphere but is tempered by the cooling influence of the Benguela current from Antarctica. The growing season spans from November to April with harvest typically taking place in February and March.