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Saxenburg Wine Estate – Home of Shiraz

Saxenburg – Where Shiraz has found a home

South African award-winning wines with Swiss flair.

A little about Saxenburg Wine Estate

Saxenburg, originally allocated to Joachim Sax in 1693, by the VOC changed hands at least 37 times since then, making this one of the oldest farms in South Africa. The farm was however saved in 1989 from being mined by the Swiss couple Adrian and Birgit Bührer.

Winemaking at Saxenburg got a strong starting boost from the outset, as two years after the purchase, the Bührer’s replanted nearly all vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Shiraz were the original focus which adopted the local soil, slopes and constant ocean breezes. Shiraz has since been shown to be the best varietal for these soils and added to that, summer pruning reduces the sizes and quantity of grapes, which vastly improves the quality of wine produced.

Over the years Saxenburg has earned many accolades, including best South African Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the coveted Old Mutual trophy.

2016 the management at Saxenburg was taken over by Vincent and Fiona Bührer and the replanting of most of the vineyards promptly started.

Swiss precision meets Swiss hospitality, meets South African wine excellence.

Saxenburg Wine Estate at a glance

Wines of note

  • Syrah
  • Shiraz
  • Pinotage
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Cellarmaster

Edwin Grace

Viticulturist

Koos Du Toit & Ryno Maree

Owner

 Adrian & Birgit Bührer 

Reasons to visit

  • Wine tasting of well renowned Shiraz, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc
  • Family-friendly hospitality

Best time to visit

This is an all-year destination

What to do at Saxenburg Wine Estate

Highlights of the estate

  • Cosy wine tasting room

Things to do or see

  • Wine tasting

For children

The estate is not ideal for families with children.

Outdoors

  • Several outdoor activities are available in the area, such as hiking and cycling, as well as walking through the historic university town of Stellenbosch.

Side-tracks

Saxenburg Wine Estate offers a great cellar viewing experience

Events

No annual public events

Contact

website: Saxenburg Wine Estate
Contact: Enquiries
Tel: +27 (0) 21 903 6113

Social Media

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Twitter: Saxenburg Wine Estate
Youtube: Saxenburg Wine Estate

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Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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