Wildeberg Wines : Naturally-fermented and gently matured

Wildeberg is set against the dramatic and majestic backdrop of the vast rocky mountains that surround Franschhoek. Just 10 hectares of the farm are planted with vines, leaving the rest of the property to grow wild. This is due to a philosophy of working in accordance with nature, which is taken seriously here and results in a more pleasant working climate.

This 2021, Wildeberg has joined Asia Awards 2021 and won TWO GOLD Medal awards in this prestigious competition:

2020 Wild House Shiraz

Awarded Gold by Asia Import News

Generous, full yet fresh with a seam of minerality from its sandy, granite provenance in the trellised Shiraz vineyards of Paarl.

Naturally fermented in stainless steel tanks, 50% of this blend then undergoes malolactic fermentation in 300 and 600L French oak barrels (10% new).

2019 Coterie Cabernet Franc / Malbec

Awarded Gold by Asia Import News

60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Malbec from vineyards in Franschhoek and Paarl.

Hand-harvested, naturally-fermented.

Aged in a mixture of new and older French oak demi-muids for 18 months.

Interview of LIN-MARI VILJOENWildeberg

Question 1: Do you already export to Asia ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Asia ?

Yes, we export some of our SKU and South African wines already to Japan, Korea and countries in South East Asia. For our property Wildeberg in particular, we have new importers in Taiwan, Philippines and about to open Japan too. We look for importers that care about wine, that have a strong presence in the on-trade but equally department stores and private customers

Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?

At Wildeberg our wines are entirely driven by specific vineyards which we then try to express as naturally as possible in the bottle: great soils, sustainable cultivars, often championing old vines, naturally-fermented and bottled with minimal filtration. Our range is defined by vineyards first, not necessarily a varietal decision. Expressing great vineyards with natural ferments is our entire philosophy and rationale.

Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ?

As Wildeberg we began our export programme with our first release in 2019. We are fortunate to work with a full-time team of  established export representatives, two of whom are based in Asia (Vietnam and Japan) from where we work in many Asian markets. Ultimately we seek export partners whom best understand, and can become ambassadors for, our philosophy of wine-making. We are fortunate to have garnered some amazing global press endorsements for our first few releases and currently enjoy as much demand for our wines as we can meet. We believe the future is very bright for Wildeberg whilst we slowly develop our focused range.

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