Collection: DeMorgenzon

Stellenbosch, South Africa

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The DeMorgenzon Estate, originally a section of Uiterwyk, one of the oldest farms in South Africa, was purchased by Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum in 2003. DeMorgenzon’s philosophy holds that South Africa’s best wines are a combination of New World-style fruit and Old World-style elegance. The relatively cool climate and low humidity enables them to craft wines that have personality, fruit, flavour and length, without aggressive tannins.

As a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), a pioneering partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector, the Applebaums are committed to sustainable and appropriate agriculture. They minimise the further losses of natural habitat and contribute to sustainable wine production by creating a bio-diverse habitat in their vineyards, restoring indigenous vegetation and fighting against invasive species.

Stellenbosch’s decomposed granite soils lend themselves well to the production of Chenin Blanc, resulting in wines that are well-balanced and fresh, with bright acidity. Their Reserve Chenin Blanc is a standout in this regard. The DMZ range offers several single-varietal table wines, including the DMZ Chenin Blanc which is another great embodiment of Stellenbosch’s terroir.