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Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

Durbanville Hills is a name not foreign to a Capetonian or even a Gautenger. Situated 20 minutes away from Cape Town's CBD, against the Tygerberg Hills, the winery not only offers an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir which makes for great wines - sold in many restaurants and shops nationwide.

We were introduced to Durbanville Hills’ new premium collection of wines called the Collectors Reserve at a media launch earlier this month.

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

The new range, inspired by the Mother City’s radiant energy and creative demeanour, led to the winery commissioning a vibrant Capetonian artist – Theo Vorster – to pair each new wine in the collection with a prominent landmark in Cape Town (most of which are visible from the winery) and create an artistic label for each wine in this exclusive range.

At the launch, Vorster demonstrated how he uses new hand-coloured Linocuts by making some fun new prints in the cellar as we enjoyed a fine dining experience.

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine rangeDurbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

With each landmark comes a distinctive story which can be found on the back of each bottle and you will marvel at Vorster’s ability to make you stare at a bottle of wine for 10 minutes before tasting it. That’s quite something!

Think cable cars floating on butterfly wings, zebras running on the Cape’s misty clouds, and southern right whales floating above the Mouille Point lighthouse. The man is an artistic genius and I personally think this range, thanks to its carefully crafted, premium wines combined with Vorster’s design touch, will take Durbanville Hills to the next level.

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

The new wine range, consisting of The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc, The Cape Garden Chenin Blanc, and The Cableway Chardonnay, as well as The Lighthouse Merlot, The Promenade Pinotage, The Castle of Good Hope Cabernet Sauvignon, and The High Noon Shiraz, has thus been designed as a collector’s item for wine and art lovers alike.

To start, four varietals in the range (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinotage) will be available at select retail stores and the other three (Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon) available to purchase at Durbanville Hills or via Vinotèque.

About Ilse van den Berg

Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor with a passion for people & their stories (check out Passing Stories). She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry. You can check out her work here and here. Contact Ilse through her website here.

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