KEY FACTS

Region: Wellington

Varieties: Chardonnay & Shiraz

Known for: Where singularity, innovation, variety and commitment come together

About Linton Park

The majestic Groenberg Mountain presides over Linton Park Wine Estate, which is minutes away from the charming town of Wellington in South Africa’s Western Cape province. Linton Park’s legacy began in 1699 as the farm De Slange Rivier. Our original farm was named for the winding stream Slange Rivier (Snake River in English) which still flows down the mountain.

The Estate’s three centuries of winemaking tradition is honoured by our grape-growing and winemaking teams. We respect the vine’s natural cycles and by using modern cellar practices we make complex yet elegant, characterful, award-winning and identifiably Wellington wines.

The Estate was purchased by Camellia Plc in 1995. The United Kingdom based multinational is a global group, listed on the London Stock Exchange and employs over 79 000 people worldwide. Camellia’s interests include tea gardens, macadamia, citrus, barley, pineapple, almond and avocado plantations in the agriculture and horticulture sectors, private banking and financial services, food storage and distribution and engineering.

Our farming practices work in harmony with nature. This, combined with the reduction of spray programs, has permitted a sustainable and sensitive eco system to be restored within the property. Raptors and birds along with small deer and rodents, bees and peacocks all play their role.  Auspiciously and most exciting is that we have also had sightings of Caracal and Cape jackal which further endorses our ecological and responsible approach to the land.

Our thirty vineyard blocks range in altitude from 200m to over 550m. Our magnificent elevation and slopes enable our vineyards to enjoy a slightly earlier harvest than the rest of the Valley due to the additional 2–3 hours of sunlight a day. Our farming practices work in harmony with nature. This, combined with the reduction of spray programs, has permitted a sustainable and sensitive eco system to be restored within the property. Raptors and birds along with small deer and rodents, bees and peacocks all play their role.  Auspiciously and most exciting is that we have also had sightings of Caracal and Cape jackal which further endorses our ecological and responsible approach to the land.

THE WINEMAKER

JG Auret

Our winemaker is none other than the dynamic and multi-talented JG Auret − as much at home with wine as he is with a power drill and a sabre.

The Wines

Linton Park Estate Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Linton Park Estate Range Cafe Cabernet 2014

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Linton Park Estate Range Chardonnay 2015

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Linton Park Estate Range Merlot 2015

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Linton Park Estate Range Shiraz 2014

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Linton Park Reserve Range Shiraz 2009

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Linton Park Reserve Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Linton Park Black Rhino Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Linton Park Black Rhino Merlot 2015

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Linton Park Pink Rhino Rose Sliver

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Linton Park Pink Rhino Sweet Rose Sliver

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Linton Park Red Rhino Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Linton Park Red Rhino Cape Red 2014

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Linton Park Red Rhino Merlot 2014

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Linton Park Red Rhino Pinotage 2014

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Linton Park Red Rhino Shiraz 2014

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Linton Park White Rhino Cape White 2016

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Linton Park White Rhino Chardonnay 2016

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Linton Park White Chenin Blanc 2016

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Linton Park White Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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