In 1671 the first van Niekerk set foot in the Cape of Good Hope. Cornelis van Niekerk, an 11-year-old Dutch boy, arrived with nothing more than the clothes on his back.
Years later, now a prosperous farmer, Cornelis and eight others took a stance against the Cape’s corrupt governor by refusing to sell their wine to the dishonest regime. Instead, they sold directly to passing ships at a much fairer price. This landed them in a Mauritian jail where Cornelis passed away - unjustly branded as one of “The 9 Rebellious Vrijboeren”.
His two sons picked up the pieces & through them the van Niekerk family legacy continued.
Aromatic bright red berries with a hint of spice on the nose complimented with a fresh acidity and a layered savoury depth on the palate. This light-bodied wine was naturally fermented and matured for 10 months in old oak barrels.
Barrel Aged for 10 months
WO: Bot River