Coming from South Africa's Robertson Valley, the Arendsig winery's philosophy is to produce top-quality estate wines that represent the unique soil, climate and origin. Winemaker Lourens van der Westhuiz's wines are terroir wines in the truest sense of the term. At Arendsig, we aim for as little intervention as possible throughout the winemaking process: wild yeasts and neutral tanks are used, which do not distort the authentic character of the wines. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier are grown in the farm's 11 hectares of vineyards.
Arendsig Winery is located 150 kilometers east of Cape Town, in Bonnievale in southern Robertson. The soil compositions of the different orchards of the winery, which is located in a valley between two mountain ranges, largely vary depending on the growing places. The soil in Breede's riverbed vineyards consists largely of sand, while the vines on the hillsides are planted on barren and extremely dry stony soil. Water is directed to the vineyards located on the slopes with the help of a micro-irrigation system from the Du Toits Kloof and Ceres mountains.