When Willem Adriaan succeeded his father, Simon van der Stel, (of Stellenbosch fame) as governor of the Cape in 1700, it didn’t take long before he claimed a modest 30,000 hectare piece of land for himself just as his father had done in his time at Constantia. It took three days by ox-wagon to reach Willem Adriaan’s farm on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland mountain range overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; hence its name ‘Vergelegen’, meaning ‘situated far away’.
Vergelegen Premium Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot
Claret-like aromas of redcurrant, coffee, tobacco and toasty oak. A pliant, mid-weight wine with noteworthy richness and a firm spine of harmonious acidity to add to the intense berry and spice flavours. 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec