Stellekaya Hercules

Project Info

Client Stellekaya

Project Description

Stellekaya is a privately owned boutique wine producer situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands.  The Cellar is located in the famous town of Stellenbosch and all grapes are sourced from producers in this appellation. The winery focuses on producing wines from noble red varietals.  Their red wines typify the Stellenbosch terrior and also meet the international super-premium quality standards.

Inspired by the constellation Hercules, the giant red is Rasalgethi.Hercules became known as The Hero after completing the twelve labours. A medium bodied wine with some rustic character of a true Sangiovese. Plums and
dry red fruits giving complexity and complementing the wine’s natural acidity. Enjoyable slightly chilled.

Wine Maker

Ntsiki Biyela is the resident wine maker since 2004. She is a BS Oenology graduate from Stellenbosch University and was an SAA bursar after excelling at science in high school in Zululand.  She has a passion for red wines and was named Woman Wine Maker of the year in 2009.  She has also been featured in the NY Times and CNN.

Awards:
  • Silver Medal – 2006 Michelangelo Awards
  • Bronze – 2006 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
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