Joostenberg was bought by the Myburgh family in 1879. In 1947 winemaking ceased, and for the following 52 years grapes were sold to the local co-op. Then, in 1999, brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh resumed the winemaking tradition. Tradition is key for Philip and Tyrrel as they believe that wine is a natural product and all outside influences should be avoided. This means organic and dry farming and guiding the grapes through the wine making process. They are true minimalists and their wines unique and beautiful.
The oldest Chenin Blanc vineyard is used to make this wine. To be honest it's an ugly, gnarly looking vineyard, but its the family favorite and the wine is delicious - complex, baked apple, honey and flint with a creamy mouthfeel.
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Vivino: 3.9 out of 5