Gabriëlskloof Rosebud



Winemaker’s Notes:

Rosebud is the little darling of our Estate Range (which also includes Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc, The Blend and Syrah).

The 2020 vintage was about two weeks earlier than previous years. Cool conditions during harvest made for fresh, crisp wines. The 2020 Rosebud consists of mostly Syrah (95%) with a dash of Viognier. These were co-fermented naturally in stainless steel tanks, racked and left to age for 4 months before bottling.


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Gabriëlskloof winery is in the Bot River ward, part of the greater Walker Bay region. Our winemaking philosophy is one of minimal intervention, only taking action where necessary. We believe this is the only way to give prominence to and reflect the terroir of the vineyards we work with.

Beautifully fresh and spicy with watermelon, papaya, white peach and hints of pink pepper on the nose. The palate is juicy and dry with a lingering freshness that will keep calling you back for more. Best enjoyed between 8˚C and 10˚C, within a year or two of vintage and perfect as an accompaniment to a variety of lighter dishes.



Gabrielskloof Wines

While Bernhard Heyns was still living in Johannesburg - he had a dream of starting a wine farm from scratch. In 2001, his dream started to become a reality when he bought a Canola farm in Bot River. He saw its potential to produce excellent quality wines and started growing vines in 2002 - their first vintage was in 2008.Gabrielskloof is a family-run business. Bernhard's daughter Nicolene is married to Peter-Allan Finlayson who owns Crystallum wines. Peter-Allan joined the Gabrielskloof team as winemaker in 2014 and he has been making beautiful elegant wines for them ever since his first vintage in 2015.
TEAM: Peter-Allan Finlayson is the head winemaker at Gabrielskloof. He is the son of Peter Finlayson, the Pioneer of Pinot Noir who founded Bouchard Finlayson and, like his father, he has a passion for making wine and has proven to be exceptional at it. Nicolene is involved with the business side of Gabrielskloof and together with an excellent team, she ensures that visitors to the farm are very well looked after.
LOCATION: Gabrielskloof is located just after the Bot River turn-off from the N2 between Elgin and Hermanus. There are two main soil types on the farm – sandstone and shale and the wines produced are a reflection of the terroir. They farm sustainably and aim to protect and preserve the environment as much as possible.