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Benguela Cove 

Walker Bay, South Africa

Benguela Cove Wine Estate is a family-owned property situated in the Walker Bay region of South Africa, just an hour from Cape Town International Airport. Poised on the edge of the Bot River Lagoon, the area is teeming with bird life and natural fauna and flora with the Atlantic Ocean gracing the horizon. The estate, which has 70-hectares of vines, was purchased by entrepreneur Penny Streeter OBE in 2013. The estate has been rewarded for its craftsmanship, led by experienced cellar master Johann Fourie.

Producing cool climate wines in their recently completed state of the art winery that is of a quality which is in keeping with the best in the world. The wine making philosophy is based on producing site specific wines, wines that are authentic and show off the cool maritime influence of the Atlantic in the glass.

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Meet the winemaker
Johann Fourie

The winemaker Johann Fourie devotes himself to the grape, pursuing the essence of place captured in each bottle. Experimental, yet finely in tune with that which nature has so generously bestowed onto this estate, Fourie looks forward to mapping out many vintages underlining his craft.

“The unique and stunning location of our vineyards, sitting a mere 2 meters above sea level, don't only make for wines showing a strong sense of place but also a style that’s elegant with beautiful balance. All our wines are 100% grown, made and bottled on the estate to preserve what is true to Benguela Cove’s terroir. My role is quite simply, to combine the best efforts of earth and man to produce wines of finesse. It would be my pleasure to welcome you to Benguela Cove Estate and share a glass of wine together.” 


At a glance

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Country:
South Africa

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Region:
Walker Bay

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Winemaker:
Johann Fourie

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Production:
240 000 bottles per year

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Estate size:
70 hectares