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Wines & Vineyards

Lanzerac Heritage Range: 

Mrs. English 

Le General 

Pionier Pinotage 

Lanzerac Premium Range: 

MCC Brut 

Sauvignon Blanc 

Chardonnay 

Dry Rose 

Merlot 

Pinotage 

Cabernet Sauvignon 

Viticulturist: The passion and dedication that goes into
tending Lanzerac’s vineyards is thanks to our viticulturist, Danie
Malherbe, who has been at the helm at Lanzerac since 2008. Danie
bases his success in the vineyards on his simplistic philosophy, which
is respect, modesty and fairness. He firmly believes that by applying
these three principles you’ll never be disappointed
at the outcome. With this philosophy he is able to
ensure quality vineyards through detailed
planning, as well as implementing attainable goals
and teamwork. When he’s not in the vineyards you’ll find Danie
unwinding at home with his wife of seven years
Jani, their son, Gideon Rossouw and their three
furry companions, Leila, Rambo and Tessa.

Estate location: Lanzerac is located
against the western foothills of Botmaskop in the
Jonkershoek Valley, and comprises 150 hectares of
which approximately 45 hectares are planted
under vines, with the remaining 105 hectares left
as mountainous fynbos.


Soil: The farm has rich and fertile Tukulu soils,
with a lot of decomposed granite against the
foothills of Botmaskop. Each vineyard’s soil is managed differently
according to the varietal, soil type and the potential of both.
Altitude: Vineyards range from 100 – 500 meters above
sea level and contains northerly and westerly facing slopes.


Vineyards: The age of the vineyards vary from newly planted
in 2015 to 22 years. Since 2012 Lanzerac vineyards have been
undergoing extensive new vineyard developments, as well as
eradicating old (virus-infected) vineyards, with the biggest increase in
Pinotage and Chardonnay plantings.


Vineyard Management: The vineyards are
irrigated, only if the rainfall is too low, from three dams on Lanzerac
which accumulates water from mountain streams. 90% of our
vineyards use drip irrigation on a scheduled programme, adapted
according to daily temperatures and rainfall, whilst the remaining 10%
of vineyards has micro irrigation systems. When a
new vineyard is planted now, drip irrigation is
always installed as a standard practice, as this
method of irrigation uses the smallest quantity of
water and thus preserves the environment the
best way possible.
Lanzerac’s vineyard practices are all aimed at
achieving the perfect balance between healthy
vines and low yields, to produce the best quality
wines. Soil samples are taken every three years to
determine the well-being of the soil, whilst leaf
samples are analyzed annually to determine the
type and quantity of fertilizers needed.


Best Pinotage vineyard in
Stellenbosch: In January 2016 Lanzerac
won the the prize for the best Pinotage vineyard
in the greater Stellenbosch region, a competition
spearheaded by VinPro and regarded as the
crème de la crème for viticulturists in the wine industry. This
competition gives recognition to wine grape growers who apply the
best viticultural practices in their vineyards, thus making a valuable
contribution to the industry.


WHITE GRAPES: (± 40%)
Chardonnay 8.27 ha
Sauvignon Blanc 1.82 ha
Pinot Blanc 1.07 ha


RED GRAPES: (± 60%)
Pinotage 9.19 ha
Merlot 6.22 ha
Cabernet Sauvignon 5.34 ha
Shiraz 3.48 ha
Petit Verdot: 1.2 ha
Malbec: 0.92 ha

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Tel: +27.218865641   Fax: +27.218876998   Email: winesales@lanzerac.co.za  
1 Lanzerac Road Jonkerhoek,7600 P.O. Box 6233 Uniedal, Stellenbosch, 7612, South Africa