Steenberg means Stone Mountain. The reason is obvious when you come here: you are surrounded by stones and mountains, granite stone mountain. This soil gives fantastic sauvignon blanc wines with lots of minerality. They also have sandy soil, loam and other terroir, but all originates from the granite.
Steenberg is a very old farm that dates back to 1682. It was actually the first winemaking farm in the Constantia Valley. We were there some while back and made a video interview with John Loubser, the general manager of the winery.
Watch the interview here: Steenberg Vineyards, South Africa, interview with John Loubser on BKWine TV
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