This is a small 200,000-bottle winery in Banghoek, on the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. It’s pronounced ‘Sorg-fleet’, which roughly translates to ‘no worries’, and that sentiment carries itself through all they do.Winemaker Bernard Le Roux is a young and upcoming talent who is passionate about the estate’s vineyards as well as its cellar (not always a given for winemakers!).
Grapes are grown on the steep slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in vineyards that are among the highest in Stellenbosch. The estate wines are from site-specific single vineyards. They are elegant expressions of this unique mountain terroir, all crafted in the Zorgvliet cellar. It is one of the most technologically advanced cellars in South Africa.
Silvermyn’s vines cling to the steep slopes of Simonsburg’s south-eaastern face some 320-540m above sea level on thin, decomposed granite soils. The grapes were hand-harvested, crushed and destemmed. Skin contact of 6 hrs was given. The juice was then pressed and cold settled for 2 days at 8 C. It was inoculated with a terroir selected yeast strain. After fermentation the wine was left on the fine leese upon which it was clarified for bottling. There was no malolactic fermentation or wood aging.
Pair with BBQ prawns and light summer salads, avocado with prawns.