De Toren Private Cellar | Winery Info
De Toren Private Cellar is a boutique winery located on the Polkadraai Hills in Stellenbosch that strives themselves in being experts in making Bordeaux-Style red wines. De Toren started back in 1991 when Emil and Sonette den Dulk with their initial purchase of 7 hectares in Stellenbosch. In 1999 they released their maiden vintage of their Fusion V, which is their Left Bank inspired blend. Following this release in 2004 De Toren introduced their Right Bank inspired blend, Z.
On this trip, De Toren was our first stop in Stellenbosch. Charles has an amazing host and cannot wait to try more of the wines he is making! This is definitely a must visit estate for anyone who thinks South Africa cannot compete on the world stage with Bordeaux Blend reds.
The following bottlings are made by De Toren Private Cellar:
- De Toren Délicate
- De Toren Z
- De Toren Fusion V
- De Toren Book XVII
- De Toren Black Lion
Do you need an appointment? Yes, tasting are by appointments only. You can go to their website and fill in a tasting request prior to your visit.
Who is their winemaker? Charles Williams
Price Ranges: Releases prices at the Estate range from R120.00 to R2,500.00. In the USA they can be found for around $24.99 to $299.99.
Recommend: Love their Bordeaux blends, even for the price point in the United States. Of course if you want to splurge, the Black Lion and Book XVII are stunning wines.