Project Description

ARABELLA

The name Arabella was chosen as a word play on the beautiful Arabian horses, which grace its verdant pastures.

The land that Arabella is established on has been in the De Wet family since the 1860’s.  As the vineyards had been established many years previously, it was assured that top quality wines would be produced at Arabella. The first vintage from the cellar was produced in 2006 and Arabella got off to an auspicious start when the Arabella Shiraz 2007 won a double gold at the Michelangelo International Wine Challenge.

We’ve found that people tend to like full bodied, soft and fruity wines.  This is something which comes from the vineyard.  If you get it wrong in the vineyard you cannot correct it in the cellar.

From the beginning this has been Arabella’s philosophy that great wine is made in the vineyards.

To this end we do everything possible to ensure that the grapes which we receive into our cellar are of the very best quality. It is impossible to make good wine from substandard and unripe grapes.  Ultimately, we want our customers to have a special experience when drinking Arabella wines.

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CHARDONNAY
Yellow green in colour.
Citrus and vanilla on nose and palate.
Crisp and elegant with a long finish and subtle hints of wood.
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CHENIN BLANC
Yellow lime green in colour.
Guava with hints of fresh straw on nose.
Rich, racy and full on middle palate with great finish.
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SAUVIGNON BLANC
A complex and vibrant white wine, pale straw colour with a greenish hue.
An abundance of passion fruit and ripe fig aromas entices on the nose.
The palate is medium-bodied and fruity, the well-balanced acidity, ensures
a lingering and pleasant aftertaste.
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VIOGNIER
Subtle flavors of lemon and peaches linger on a complex palate.
Full bodied elegance makes this a wine of substance.
Serve this Viognier with baked brie and apricots.
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PINK PANACEA
This elegant Rosé, with its delicate coral pink colour,
is made from the Grenache grape.
The wine exudes a mélange of strawberry and raspberry
aromas on the nose, these flavours carry through to a
velvety palate which ends refreshingly dry and crisp.
The perfect summertime sipper.
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NATURAL SWEET WHITE
Aromatic sweet wine with a rich palate redolent of tropical fruits.
Enjoy this wine with spicy Asian dishes or mild cheeses.
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SWEET RED
Deep red colour; nose reminiscent of prunes and ripe
blueberries with a delicious sweetness which carries
through to the taste.
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CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Brimming with abundant blackcurrant aromas,
this full-bodied wine is a mouthful of juicy plum flavours.
Delightfully versatile, it makes a delicious partner to a
wide variety of foods.
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MERLOT
Succulent flavours of ripe plum and blackcurrant,
enhanced by hints of coffee and chocolate.
Soft tannins lend a firm structure and long soft finish.
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PINOTAGE
Inviting aromas redolent of mocha and chocolate with
elegant flavours of prune, bananas and blueberries.
Finishes with spicy undertones on the palate.
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SHIRAZ
Deep burgundy red in colour with inviting aromas of vanilla and mocha.
The palate rewards with lingering flavours of licquorice and ripe black
cherries, supported by soft spicy tannins.
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RESERVE SHIRAZ VIOGNIER
A blend of Shiraz and Viognier.
Aromas of dark berries, pepper and spice with hints of violets
and liquorice that compliment the vanilla and mocha flavours.
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RESERVE IN UNISON
Brimming with abundant blackcurrant aromas, this full-bodied
wine is a mouthful of juicy plum and black cherry flavours.
Delightfully versatile with inviting aromas of vanilla and mocha
finishing with soft spicy tannins.