Baleia Wines is delighted to announce that their Baleia Sauvignon Blanc was awarded the best Sauvignon Blanc in a Unique Terroir at the annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards. The results were announced on 1 August 2019 during an awards lunch at Anura Vineyards in Klapmuts.

The Novare South African Terroir Wine Awards competition was created to define the various terroir types of the Cape and celebrates wines that portray the uniqueness of South Africa’s diverse “terroir”. Terroir is the French and international term for specific wine growing terrains and all wines that are entered must be a certified Wine of Origin from a specific single vineyard, estate, ward or small district not divided into wards.

Baleia’s lively Sauvignon Blanc with green apple, passion-fruit aromas and crisp, green litchi flavours on the palate grabbed the attention of some of South Africa’s most esteemed wine enthusiasts. The prestigious awards ceremony was judged by Jeff Grier (chairperson), David Biggs, Narina Cloete, Sandile Mkhwanazi and Anton Swarts.

Baleia winemaker and general manager, Gunter Schultz and his team are elated with the outcome of the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards. Schultz says the award-winning Sauvignon Blanc was handpicked between January and February 2019 and bottled on ??October 2019.

Baleia’s vineyards, situated 10km’s north of St Sebastian Bay on the Cape South Coast, are unique in that it is the only one situated on the lower Duivenhoks River. As the only wine-producing farm in the region, their main objective is to produce wines of exceptional quality that enhance your food experience. Year-round winds from the Indian Ocean and limestone soils are unique to the vineyard’s location. It is their truly exemplary terroir which gives them the opportunity to create non-replicable wines.

Baleia selects their cultivar clones carefully, and they bottle quality, premium wine every time. Their extensive wine range includes 2015 Inge Chardonnay, 2014 Erhard Pinot Noir, 2016 Sebastian, and their 2015 Tempranillo.

Baleia Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is available for sale and orders can be placed by emailing or contacting them on 028 713 1214. Alternatively visit their tasting room to meet the team.