In South Africa, Danie Steytler is considered one of the top two producers of Pinotage in the country. He wins numerous awards and accolades for his Pinotage wines, and for the Steytler Vision, a Cape blend with 40% Pinotage. He is passionate about the variety which in Danie’s words, ‘put Kaapzicht on the map’.
Kaapzicht is situated up in the Bottelary Hills with magnificent views towards Table Mountain (hence the name Kaapzicht: Cape View). The farm, which was first mentioned in 1712, has been farmed by the Steytler family since 1946 and is now in the tender care of third generation Danie Steytler (winemaker) and his brother George (viticulturist), while Danie’s wife Yngvild jets around the globe, looking after exports and marketing. Fourth generation Danie Jnr recently joined this family affair, with oenology studies and four years of flying winemaker experience under his belt, he is throwing himself into exciting new projects.