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SHANNON VINEYARDS, ELGIN

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SHANNON VINEYARDS, ELGIN
CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: +27 (0) 21 859 2491
Address: Rockview Dam Road
Elgin
Hours: Wine tasting by appointment only.
E-mail: info@shannonwines.com
Website: www.shannonwines.com
Location: Elgin
Activities
Wine Estate Wine Estate

Shannon Vineyards and Wines, Elgin, Overberg, Western Cape

Shannon Vineyards is situated in the Elgin Valley within the Kogelberg Biosphere with mountains on our western boundary and the Peninsula Dam forming the eastern boundary. The Elgin Valley which has long been regarded as the apple and pear centre of South Africa, now has some of the country's most highly regarded winemakers establishing vineyards in the area, testament to its obvious winemaking potential.

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The cool climate at Shannon Vineyards is symbolised by the cold morning mist rising up from the fresh water of the Peninsula Dam which is expressed by the swirling design of our logo.

We focus on viticulture principles in order to reflect our commitment to winemaking as an expression of terroir. Technological surveys ensured that the correct grape variety, clone and rootstock combination was planted in the diverse ancient soil types. The vineyards benefit from the high altitude cool temperatures, as well as an abundant rainfall throughout the year and the prevailing cold summer wind, known as the "Black South-Easter" blowing in from the ocean 12 kilometres away. Viticulture practices and canopy management which enhance longer ripening periods capture in the wines, the broad spectrum of flavours created in the cool climate of our unique terroir!

Shannon Vineyards, a member of the Biodiversity Wine Initiative has maintained the undisturbed virgin soil in 8 meter wide corridors of natural fynbos (native Cape flora) between the vineyards, providing the indigenous animals with territorial access from the river banks to the mountainside.

Shannon Wines are produced from 12 different site specific vineyard blocks of Pinot Noir, 7 blocks of Sauvignon Blanc and a half hectare of Semillon as well as the now "work in progress" Viognier. The exciting Mount Bullet comes from the Merlot vineyard consisting of 5 clones. We strive at Shannon Vineyards to produce wines of complexity and elegance.

Making fine wines is our ongoing aspiration, and to that end we have assembled a talented team who share our passion. These unique vineyard sites, combined with the highly experienced viticultural team of Kevin Watt and James Downes, and a winemaking philosophy of minimal intervention followed by the winemakers Gordon Johnson and Nadia Cilliers, produce wines with distinctive personalities. Each wine has a sense of place. They are seductive and memorable for their complexity, structure and elegance.

Shannon Vineyards used Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and two separate independent planting surveys to ensure that the correct grape variety and rootstock combination was planted in the soil types of the identified sites. There are 17 different variations of ancient soil types to choose from and slopes varying from cool South, South East, East and North East facing aspects. Our soils range from very heavy blue/red clays, iron enriched gravel known as Bokkeveld Shales, through to white silicate quartz encrusted sandstone known as Table Mountain Sandstone. 

THE WINES

The team at Shannon Vineyards strives to produce wines of elegance and finesse, wines that achieve power, not through higher alcohol but through core quality and complexity. Everything in the vineyard is done for a reason, to give the grapes every opportunity to reflect the harmony, balance, equilibrium and the expression of purity of the fruit. The winemaking approach of minimal intervention highlights the difference in terroirs and emphasizes minerality and individuality.

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SHANNON VINEYARDS, ELGIN
CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: +27 (0) 21 859 2491
Address: Rockview Dam Road
Elgin
Hours: Wine tasting by appointment only.
E-mail: info@shannonwines.com
Website: www.shannonwines.com
Location: Elgin
Activities
Wine Estate Wine Estate