THE ESTATE

An exceptional combination of elements.

Officially proclaimed in 1693, Saxenburg is one of the oldest farms in South Africa.

Thanks to the combination of the perfect natural conditions and a highly skilled and driven team, our wines have won the highest praise, not only in South Africa, but around the rest
of the world.

 

The terroir at Saxenburg is perfectly suited to Shiraz and it is thanks to this varietal that Saxenburg has become a prominent South African export. Thanks to our wine maker’s belief that exceptional wines are made on the vine, we practise a well-managed system of summer pruning to keep yields low. With fewer bunches left, grapes mature into a finer quality and less craft is required in the cellar.

 

Although famous for our Shiraz, many of our wines – reds and whites – are enjoyed around the globe.

 

The Story of our Guinea Fowl

While they may not be the most regal of animals, the three guinea fowl that adorn our emblem have become symbolic of our philosophy at Saxenburg.

Found in great numbers in the region, they represent a heart which burns with the passion consistently creating the finest wine year after year; the mind, which keeps the heart in check by making the best, most informed decision at every juncture; and lastly – the soul, which binds knowledge and passion together.