Appointment of new Western Cape Representative

October 2011 – Yonder Hill is delighted to announce the appointment of new representative, Stephen Botha to the company to serve and further develop our customer base in the Western Cape.
Working the last 12 years in the wine industry has given Stephen a broad knowledge of wine and distribution. Stephen, we welcome you to the Yonder Hill team. We are glad to find someone who is just as passionate about Yonder Hill, than everyone on the farm.

WELCOME HOME.

The Naude Family and
Yonder Hill Team

For contact information visit our contact page.


Wine Concepts Kloof Tasting

Visit Wine Concepts Kloof Steet to taste our Inanda 2008 and Merlot 2008. These wines will be on sale at a discounted price. For more information go to
http://wineconcepts.co.za/


Stellenbosch Fynproewers Gilde at Yonder HIll

On the 15th of August 2011 Yonder Hill had the priveledge to host the “Stellenbosch Fynproewers Gilde”. This was a great opportunity for Olyfberg Olive Farm to introduce their olive products to the members of the Gilde. This night will go down in the record books as the first official Olyberg Olive oil tasting at Yonder Hill. It was a night full of excitement and indulgence to be enjoyed by everybody present!

Olyfberg, like Yonder Hill is owned by the Naude family. It seem as if producing quality products run deep in their veins. These two quality driven producers obviously works hand in hand together to form a powerful team when it come to stimulating the palette. Olyfberg farm is in Elandia, between Worcester and Robertson, and has more than 35 000 olive trees. It is becoming one of the top producers of olive products in the country.

Wilna, manager of marketing and sales at Olyfberg, presented the tasting for over 50 guests. Each of these guests had 5 glasses of oil to taste. The glasses were placed on a piece of paper, and each variety was indicated. The 5 main olive oil varieties produced at Olyberg were tasted. They were Mission, Frontoia, Manzanilla, Coratina and Leccino. Wilna also indicated how the varieties were blended to give the final product. She explained the technical points of cold pressing and terms like: “virgin olive oil”. The feed-back was positive all over and Olyfberg certainly managed to introduce a new understanding of this fairly new industry.

After the tasting was conducted, the guests were treated to whole range of different soups, with bread to die for. And of course, they were also treated to the lovely wines from Yonder Hill to go with this lovely meal. Thank you for choosing Yonder Hill Wines and Olyfberg olive products.

Visit www.olyfberg.co.za for more information on products


Yonder Hill Scores Pole Position in Top12wines.com

Yonder Hill Merlot 2008 was given the chequered flag by an independent wine tasting panel from top12wines.com.
Top12.wines.com was founded by Frank Dasse who puts together an amateur wine enthusiast panel who partake in tastings of wines in different categories. Merlot was the most recent tasting and Dasse feels that the results of these tastings are a better perception of what the public enjoy and purchase. “I’m happy that people go on the website to check the current results and as we have more and more tastings of the same category, then one can see the temporary overall ranking. On top of that, it is about wines we are passionate about. I find it fun to follow, a little bit like Formula One”, comments Dasse.

For more information visit www.yonderhill.co.za and www.top12wines.com


Caroline`S Red Wine Review

Visit the link to get all information on tonights Merlot tasting at Carolines Red Wine Review. We will be showing our Yonder Hill Merlot 2008. Silver award at Old Mutual Trophy Show.

http://www.carolineswine.com/carolines-red-wine-review-tuesday-26th-july-2011


67 Minutes

Today Yonder Hill visited the ACVV Bright Light Shelter Somerset West which houses 28 boys and feeds over 30 children and 8 adults daily. This is a government owned shelter and is in desperate need of food, children’s clothes, sanitary products, educational toys and, more importantly, people who want to assist in making a difference to the shelter. Yonder Hill spent their 67minutes wisely today by feeding the inhabitants of ACVV with boerewors rolls and playing games with the children. Today`s visit made us realise that there is a big need for these future young leaders of South Africa and we want to make a notable difference in these children’s lives, even if it is by making a small monthly donation in any form. Let’s make every day a Madiba Day! Stand up and do your part! As Nelson Madela said: “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right”.

We are donating 67 bottles of Yonder Hill wines valued at R2500.00 to be raffled. All money will be donated to the Bright Light Shelter. To buy a ticket in the raffle, contact Susan / Carmen on 021 8551008. Tickets will be on sale from 19/07 - 19/08. Ticket price R5.00 each.

For any queries on how to donate contact Bettie / Andre at ACVV Bright Light Shelter Somerset West:
STREET ADDRESS: 15 Edgar Street, Somerset West
TELEPHONE: 021 851 2414
FAX: 021 851 2414
EMAIL: acvvbright@telkomsa.net


Stellenbosch Wine Festival 28 - 31 July 2011

We will be at this years Stellenbosch Wine Festival 28 - 31 July 2011. The Y-Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Y-Merlot 2011, Y-Shiraz 2011, Yonder Hill Merlot 2008 and Yonder Hill Inanda 2008 will be availible for tasting and buying.

Visit http://www.wineroute.co.za/festival.asp for more information.


New website!

We have a new website, bigger, cleaner and very user-friendly, hope you like it too.


2 Silvers at this years Old Mutual Trophy Awards

With only Hillcrest Quarry topping our Merlot 2008, we are proud to announce our newly released Merlot 2008 is rated as second best Merlot at the Old Mutual Trophy awards 2011. This Merlot is available at the Cellar for R120.00/btl.

The Vineyards are sixteen years old and planted on the northern slopes of the farm. The vines are trained onto a five-wire trellis system to maximise exposure to the sunlight and sea breeze. The use of minimal handling and insecticides shows our approach towards environ-friendly farming methods.

SOILS Deep fertile Oak leaf and Tukulu soil. The 20 to 30 cm of lime becomes a good mixture of sand to sand-lime-clay soil medium. It is then followed by 50 to 60 cm of wet zone, as a result of limited amounts of clay, with apparent granite origin.

The berries from the tiny 1.2ha vineyard, ripened in the early months of the year. Fermentation took place on the skins for twelve days, with five days post maceration after gentle pressing, malolactic was encouraged. This Merlot was then matured in 65%-new French Oak barrels for 20 months. Cellar for 7 years or drink now.
With a deep dark colour. Rich velvety texture with blackberries, cassis, eucalyptus and dark chocolates on the nose. This wine is build on a heavy but well rounded tannin structure, and is excellently well balanced.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 14.56 %
Total acidity 5.7 g/l
pH 3.65
Residual sugar 3.70 g/l

BOTTLED 20/11/2009


Yonder Hill Nicola 2008

Our new label for all 2008 vintages to reach the shelves by 1 June 2011.

The Yonder Hill Nicola (new brand) is to celebrate the Naude Family`s daughter, Nicola on her 25th birthday in 2008. The best 7 barrels was selected and blended to ensure high quality. With only 2000 bottles, one would wonder who will be so lucky to own a bottle.

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