While Thelema in Stellenbosch kept flourishing, its owner, Gyles Webb felt it was time for a new challenge. He embarked on a search for the right property and terroir for a second vineyard. In 2002, the Webb family purchased an idyllic apple farm in the cool coastal region of Elgin. Shortly after, the 100ha property was converted into vines, beginning with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay with more varietals being planted over time. And so, Sutherland Vineyards was born. All Sutherland wines are bottled and produced at the Thelema estate in Stellenbosch.
2017 was a moderate summer with very little rain resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
The grapes were picked, de-stalked, crushed and pressed. They were then settled & fermented at a controlled temperature of 15ºC in stainless steel tanks.
Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2017 has prominent aromas of fresh citrus and passion fruit. These follow through on the palate with a lovely long mineral finish. This wine is fragrant and fruity with a dry, zesty finish. It is an excellent aperitif, and great with delicately flavoured foods.