Our certified single vineyards are located in the heart of the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley alongside the Breede River. The valley lies between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges with the Breede River running through the heart of the valley as a living vein. As time passed, the soil sedimented from the mountains and ‘Karoo’ hills down to the river. This resulted in diverse soils creating unique sites for our vineyards.
Sauvignon Blanc single vineyards are positioned in our fertile sandy silt soil alongside the river, ideal for cultivating our premium Sauvignon Blanc wine. The upper soil is deep loam enriched with lime, allowing good drainage yet retaining moisture. This is perfect for our premium Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. The Bonnievale canal system meanders through the farm and separates these extreme soils, resulting in the diversity of earth types.
The vines are planted north to south enabling them to receive all-day sun, while the south winds from the coast 150km away help to cool the vineyards during the hot summers.
The influence of the sun, rain, soil and wind (terroir), together with the skills of the winemaker, result in our full bodied Esona Boutique Wine which will mature and mellow for up to 10 years after bottling.
Besides the abovementioned cultivars, we also grow Chenin Blanc and Colombar grapes, which we sell to other wineries in the valley.
Farm size: 17 hectares; 9.96 hectares under vines
A Single Vineyard is the smallest certified vineyard unit – maximum 6 hectares – for the production of Certified Single Vineyard wine
Sauvignon Blanc – 9250 vines (2.66 hectares)
Shiraz – 3592 vines (1.03 hectares)
Chenin Blanc – 4450 vines (1.12 hectares)
Pinot Noir – 1750 vines (0.44 hectares)
Chardonnay – 9375 vines (2,7 hectares)
Colombar – 2750 vines (0.66 hectares)