Project Description

ROUXVALE

A Dutch family by the name of Van Zyl arrived in the Cape in 1761, and while many families came to grow food and raise cattle for the passing ships, the lure of adventure proved too strong and the Van Zyl’s trekked into the interior and established themselves on a very large landholding called Goedemoed which means good courage or courageous.

Courage was obviously required to enter the wilds of Southern Africa.  Their private landholdings became recognised by the Dutch East India Company.

During their time at Goedemoed they had 11 children; 5 daughters and 6 sons. Over time the landholdings were divided among the children of the family.

The 8th child, a daughter by the name of Martha van Zyl married a young man of French Huguenot decent called David Roux in 1791.

As part of her inheritance Martha received a piece of land.  In order to give status to her beloved husband, she decided to call the farm Rouxvale.  Literally meaning Roux Valley.

There they made their home and planted vines and fruit trees on the land – to this day Rouxvale is primarily known for its vineyards.

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ROUXVALE
CHARDONNAY
Ripened yellow apple and citrus aromas are
complemented by lightly toasted nutty notes.
The extended contact on the lees gives this wine
a beautiful buttery mouth feel, finishing with
well-balanced acidity.
ROUXVALE
CHENIN BLANC
This unwooded Chenin Blanc explodes with
guava and citrus fragrances.
These aromas follow through on the palate
creating a memorable well-balanced fruity finish.
ROUXVALE
SAUVIGNON BLANC
Presenting subtle aromas of guava, passion fruit and pear.
These flavours follow through on the palate along with
hints of gooseberry and capsicum.
The finish is fresh and fruity with excellent acidity.
ROUXVALE
VIOGNIER
Characteristic notes of apricot and lemon aromas.
Delicate yet distinct spiced tones follow through
on the nose and palate.
Velvety mouth feel with bright refreshing acidity.
ROUXVALE
ROSÉ
Pale pink in colour and bursting with an abundance
of red berry fruit on the nose.
This Rosé is fresh and has the perfect balance of fruit and acidity.
ROUXVALE
NATURAL SWEET WHITE
Tropical notes of pineapple, passion fruit and honey melon
are balanced by a fresh fruity finish.
Perfect for summer daytime drinking.
ROUXVALE
SWEET RED
Soft and Sweet Red wine, with a combination
of ripe blueberry and plum aromas.
Lovely to drink on its own or pair with bold spicy dishes.
ROUXVALE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Intense dark red colour with aromas of plum and ripe cassis
which follow through to a full-bodied palate.
Light oak, gives this wine body and a smooth mouth feel.
Pairs wonderfully with braised short ribs.
ROUXVALE
MERLOT
Fruit forward aromas of juicy ripened plum and blackcurrant
unfold seamlessly on the nose.
Nuances of coffee and dark chocolate are enhanced by soft
tannins which give the wine exceptional structure.
ROUXVALE
PINOTAGE
Inviting aromas of blueberry and blackcurrant
with a delicate smoky presence.
Rich and smooth palate with well-balanced acidity
and an elegant lasting finish.
ROUXVALE
SHIRAZ
Dark fruits of black berry and plum with highlights of vanilla
and mocha on the nose, which follow through on the palate.
A wine with classic structure and plenty of body.
Smooth and spicy peppery note to finish.
ROUXVALE
RESERVE SHIRAZ VIOGNIER
Deep ruby red in colour.
Overflowing with blackcurrant aromas on a full-bodied palate.
Savoury notes of liquorice and black pepper with a dash of
vanilla carry through on the nose.