Knorhoek Wines of Stellenbosch

Knorhoek winery

If the Knorhoek Valley has captured your senses – from the Simonsberg that creates a natural amphitheatre behind the estate to the sounds of country life – then it remains for us to give you a taste of the terroir with our range of Knorhoek wines as well as the Namysto range.

Knorhoek used to be one large farm, consisting of both Quoin Rock (our sister wine farm) and Knorhoek land. In 1998, the previous owners subdivided Knorhoek and sold the portion now known as Quoin Rock. In 2012, the Gaiduk family bought Quoin Rock from its previous owner and acquired Knorhoek in 2019. Winemaker Schalk Opperman now makes both the Knorhoek and Quoin Rock wines, and Nico Walters heads up the vineyards at both wine farms.

Knorhoek wines of Stellenbosch

The Knorhoek range consists of three wines

Knorhoek Méthode Cap Classique (MCC); Wine of Origin: Western Cape

Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon; Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch

Knorhoek Chenin Blanc; Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch

Situated on the Simonsberg, it goes without saying that we produce a bold Cabernet. Our crisp Chenin Blanc comes from old, well-established vines on the farm, and our Méthode Cap Classique is the perfect celebration in a glass.

-2015-

KNORHOEK

Méthode Cap Classique

WINE OF ORIGIN – WESTERN CAPE

Variety:
Pinot Noir 50% and Chardonnay 50%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol | 13.0%
Residual sugar | 5.8 gram/L
Total Acid | 8.1 gram/L
pH | 3.04

Notes of the winemaker:
Winemaker’s prominent notes of green apple, biscuit and lime notes are supported by interesting mineral characters on the nose. The delicate mousse and tiny, persistent bubbles complement the crisp, refreshing acidity and creamy palate of this elegant Brut-style MCC.

-2015-

KNORHOEK

Méthode Cap Classique

WINE OF ORIGIN – WESTERN CAPE

Variety:
Pinot Noir 50% and Chardonnay 50%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol | 13.0%
Residual sugar | 5.8 gram/L
Total Acid | 8.1 gram/L
pH | 3.04

Notes of the winemaker:
Winemaker’s prominent notes of green apple, biscuit and lime notes are supported by interesting mineral characters on the nose. The delicate mousse and tiny, persistent bubbles complement the crisp, refreshing acidity and creamy palate of this elegant Brut-style MCC.

-2018-

KNORHOEK

Cabernet Sauvignon

WINE OF ORIGIN – STELLENBOSCH

Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol | 14.8%
Residual sugar | 2.5 gram/L
Total Acid | 6.0 gram/L
pH | 3.52

Notes of the winemaker:
Winemaker’s initial aromas of red berries, which leads through to layered profiles of sour cherry, flint and leather, rounding off into a plummy richness on the mid-palate and finishing off with soft, velvety tannins.

-2018-

KNORHOEK

Cabernet Sauvignon

WINE OF ORIGIN – STELLENBOSCH

Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol | 14.8%
Residual sugar | 2.5 gram/L
Total Acid | 6.0 gram/L
pH | 3.52

Notes of the winemaker:
Winemaker’s initial aromas of red berries, which leads through to layered profiles of sour cherry, flint and leather, rounding off into a plummy richness on the mid-palate and finishing off with soft, velvety tannins.

-2019-

KNORHOEK

Chenin Blanc

WINE OF ORIGIN – STELLENBOSCH

Variety:
Chenin Blanc 100%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol | 12.5%
Residual sugar | 2.0 gram/L
Total Acid | 6.2 gram/L
pH | 3.39

Notes of the winemaker:
Attractive and expressive on nose and palate with lime, pineapple and gooseberry. Well balanced, with an integrated acid, good structure, palate depth and texture. Long finishing with citric freshness.

-2019-

KNORHOEK

Chenin Blanc

WINE OF ORIGIN – STELLENBOSCH

Variety:
Chenin Blanc 100%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol | 12.5%
Residual sugar | 2.0 gram/L
Total Acid | 6.2 gram/L
pH | 3.39

Notes of the winemaker:
Attractive and expressive on nose and palate with lime, pineapple and gooseberry. Well balanced, with an integrated acid, good structure, palate depth and texture. Long finishing with citric freshness.

Namysto wines of Stellenbosch

he Namsyto range is also available at Knorhoek. This label celebrates the beaded necklaces (namysto), one of the oldest forms of women’s ornaments in Ukraine. Similar necklaces are also worn in certain African cultures. The Namysto range thus signifies the coming together of different cultures, and reminds us how our differences ignite creativity and excitement.

Three Stellenbosch wines are available in the Namysto range:

Namysto Sauvignon Blanc;
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch & Elim

Namysto Rosé;
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch

Namysto Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon blend;
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch

-2018-

NAMYSTO

Sauvignon Blanc

WINE OF ORIGIN – WESTERN CAPE (STELLENBOSCH AND ELIM)

Variety:
Sauvignon Blanc 95%,
Semillon 5%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol 13,73%
Residual sugar 2,10g/l
Total Acidity 6,20g/l
pH 3.41

Notes of winemaker:
Winemaker’s Tropical fruit aromas of lychee and fig lead to a flinty, crisp notes: palate with melon and lemon characters, creating a refreshing and beautifully harmonised wine.

-2018-

NAMYSTO

Sauvignon Blanc

WINE OF ORIGIN – WESTERN CAPE (STELLENBOSCH AND ELIM)

Variety:
Sauvignon Blanc 95%,
Semillon 5%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol 13,73%
Residual sugar 2,10g/l
Total Acidity 6,20g/l
pH 3.41

Notes of winemaker:
Winemaker’s Tropical fruit aromas of lychee and fig lead to a flinty, crisp notes: palate with melon and lemon characters, creating a refreshing and beautifully harmonised wine.

-2016-

NAMYSTO

Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon

WINE OF ORIGIN – STELLENBOSCH

Variety:
Shiraz 60% | Cabernet Sauvignon 29% | Merlot 6% and Cabernet Franc 5%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol 14.5%
Residual sugar 2,50g/l
Total Acidity 6.30g/l
pH 3.44

Notes of the winemaker:
Winemaker’s initial aromas of red berries with hints of green notes. Peppercorn (spiciness) leads through to layered profiles of tobacco and leather, rounding off into a plummy richness on the mid-palate and finishing off with soft, velvety tannins.

-2016-

NAMYSTO

Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon

WINE OF ORIGIN – STELLENBOSCH

Variety:
Shiraz 60% | Cabernet Sauvignon 29% | Merlot 6% and Cabernet Franc 5%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol 14.5%
Residual sugar 2,50g/l
Total Acidity 6.30g/l
pH 3.44

Notes of the winemaker:
Winemaker’s initial aromas of red berries with hints of green notes. Peppercorn (spiciness) leads through to layered profiles of tobacco and leather, rounding off into a plummy richness on the mid-palate and finishing off with soft, velvety tannins.

-2019-

NAMYSTO

Rosé

WINE OF ORIGIN – WESTERN CAPE (STELLENBOSCH AND ELIM)

Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon 87%,
Merlot 13%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol 12.70%
Residual sugar 2.0g/l
Total Acidity 5.9g/l
pH 3.35

Notes of winemaker:
Aromatic perfume with hints of musk. Attractive red berries and boiled sweets. Fresh, vibrant and well balanced. Beautiful fleshiness and texture on the palate with the persistent fruit on finish that lingers well.

-2019-

NAMYSTO

Rosé

WINE OF ORIGIN – WESTERN CAPE (STELLENBOSCH AND ELIM)

Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon 87%,
Merlot 13%

Wine analysis:
Alcohol 12.70%
Residual sugar 2.0g/l
Total Acidity 5.9g/l
pH 3.35

Notes of winemaker:
Aromatic perfume with hints of musk. Attractive red berries and boiled sweets. Fresh, vibrant and well balanced. Beautiful fleshiness and texture on the palate with the persistent fruit on finish that lingers well.