When Settlers first set sight on the Estate in the early 18th Century they noted the many hills and vales and aptly named it Doolhof, which means labyrinth in Afrikaans. Today, this labyrinthine topography is put to use in the placement of their vineyards, thereby taking advantage of the many micro-climates and terroirs which are ultimately expressed in the Doolhof Estate wines.
Intense dark purple with black cherry and eucalyptus to the fore, with elements of fresh mint, fynbos and a touch of sandal wood. The palate shows freshness and youth with juicy fruit, good structure and soft, well integrated tannins.
Gielie Beukes, an exceptional winemaker with local and international winemaking experience, has been appointed as the Doolhof Wine Estate winemaker.
Gielie will be working closely with Rianie Strydom, who has been the winemaking consultant for the past two years. Gielie, who completed his studies at Elsenburg Agricultural College and worked extensively abroad, is excited and proud to be part of the Doolhof team.
“I’m looking forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the exceptional Doolhof brand. Making a positive contribution and growing the business will be my utmost goal. I believe in team work and success that will follow if we work respectfully with nature and what we are given as a foundation. Living by this philosophy every day makes me excited about my future here at Doolhof Wine Estate.”
- Gold Medal – Michelangelo Awards 2011 (Signature Malbec 2009)
- Gold Medal – Michelangelo Awards 2010 (Signature Malbec 2009)
- Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards (Signature Malbec 2007)
- Gold Medal – Concours Mondial (Signature Merlot 2006)