Western Cape

Fleur du Cap

Winemaker

Pieter Badenhorst

"I am fascinated by the fact that microscopic yeast cells can turn grape juice into wine and I love being part of this creative process.”

A legacy

Wine-making Philosophy

The diverse wine-growing landscape of the Western Cape allows Fleur du Cap to make wines that express the true character of each varietal. The grapes are sourced for the inherent qualities of their specific location, ranging from warm, in-land climes that produce grapes with smooth tannins and ample sugar, to the colder coastal regions where the vineyards are cooled in the hot afternoons by maritime breezes for concentrated flavour and racy acidity.

Pieter Badenhorst

Winemaker

Pieter, who joined Fleur du Cap in 2006 as winemaker, first learned about wine whilst growing up in Tulbagh, a rural town in the Western Cape surrounded by vineyards. He studied Oenology and Viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch and started his winemaking career at Nederburg in 2003.

“I see my job as winemaker as assembling a number of building blocks that will eventually lead to an outstanding wine. These blocks comprise vineyards, yeasts and barrels that the winemaking team can apply in shaping a wine that we can be proud of.”