Der Himmel auf Erden liegt ganz im Süden Afrikas. Und mittendrin das Weingut Tesselaarsdal.
Die Region Hemel-en-Aarde (Afrikaans für „Himmel auf Erden“), ca. 80 km südöstlich von Kapstadt, ist eine der kühlsten Weinanbaugebiete Südafrikas und hervorragend geeignet für Chardonnay und Pinot Noir. Hier spielen das mediterrane Klima und die maritimen Einflüsse zusammen und lassen Trauben mit lebendiger Säure und hoher Reife wachsen.
Mit der Unterstützung von Anthony Hamilton Russell erzeugt Berene Sauls seit 2015 großartige Weine.
- BERENE SAULS: "I grew up in a small village called Tesselaarsdal situated 24 km North East of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus in the Overberg region with its unique history where East India Company settler, Johannes Tesselaar, left his land to his freed slaves to farm upon his death in 1810.
I initially joined Hamilton Russell Vineyards in February 2001 as an au pair and soon moved to an administrative position and quickly got involved in the much more complicated administration linked to wine exports, labelling as well as warehousing of the estate’s wines.
Experiencing so many aspects of the business already my curiosity turned towards the delicate process from grape to bottle, the very layered wine culture and living the excitement of each harvests.
Fifteen years after starting my career in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Anthony Hamilton Russell offered to assist me with the wonderful opportunity to wholly own my own wine business and join the rest of the Hemel-en-Aarde area as a producer with the expert assistance of Hamilton Russell Vineyards wine maker, Emul Ross and the Hamilton Russell Vineyards’ team.
Grape purchases are secured with La Vierge Babylon Vineyards, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge (unirrigated vineyards) until my own property Tesselaarsdal’s vineyards is developed and ready for harvest.
My focus is on Pinot noir and Chardonnay as our climate and soil type is best suited for this cultivar and named my wine Tesselaarsdal, honouring my history and continuing my family legacy.
My wine style is reflective of site and terroir, expressing the clean lifted pure fruit from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge which is both graceful and age worthy in the Tesselaarsdal Pinot noir and Chardonnay." - Berene Sauls
Tesselaarsdal Wines producing stellar Hemel-en-Aarde wines! We love being part of your journey, thank you for sharing it with us.“