Retreat, a single vineyard with well-weathered shale soils is the source of this Sauvignon Blanc. It is situated on a south-facing slope in the Riviersonderend mountain range at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level. During summer this vineyard is cooled in the afternoons by southern ocean sea breezes, enabling an extended ripening season This results in good quality fruit, with concentrated flavours and Gne acidity. The farm has been owned by the De Wet family since 1896, one of Robertson Wineryís 35 member families.
|Established in 1941, Robertson Winery celebrated their 70th Birthday in 2011. The winery had its humble beginnings in a charming missionary church on the outskirts of Robertson, and itís history is closely linked to that of the town. Robertson, established 1852, were named it in recognition and appreciation of the many services of Dr William Robertson, a Scottish minister who arrived in South Africa in 1822. During the late 19th century the worker community that occupied the land where the Robertson Winery now stands built a stone church and their congregation was serviced by missionaries. When Robertson Winery was established in 1941, the small church was no longer in use and the winery acquired the building for its winemaking and cellaring operations.