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TESSELAARSDAL WINES

Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

Pinot Noir

A bright, tight and pure Pinot Noir with marked elegance. Clean and lifted wild red fruit and sour cherry aromas introduce a long, gentle palate with a salty minerality.

Our Pinot Noir

Chardonnay

Clean and lifted primary fruit character and citrus blossom introduce a long, gentle palate, very expressive but also deliciously classical and restrained.

Our Chardonnay

Pinot Noir

A bright, tight and pure Pinot Noir with marked elegance. Clean and lifted wild red fruit and sour cherry aromas introduce a long, gentle palate with a salty minerality.

Our Pinot Noir

Chardonnay

Clean and lifted primary fruit character and citrus blossom introduce a long, gentle palate, very expressive but also deliciously classical and restrained.

Our Chardonnay

Achievements and Awards

Nominated & Shortlisted

South African Premier Business Awards 2016

Hosted by Department of Trade and Industry

Winner

#YAFF Awards Agri-Processing

Youth in Agriculture hosted by Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries

Winner

Top Female Entrepreneur

Youth in Agriculture hosted by Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries

Winner

Special Minister’s Award

Youth in Agriculture hosted by Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries

The Estate

Tesselaarsdal was founded in 2015 by long-standing Hamilton Russell Vineyards employee Berene Sauls. It is named after the historic Overberg farming hamlet of Tesselaarsdal—not far from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge wine appellation—where Berene was born, a descendant of the freed slaves who were bequeathed the land of the Tesselaarsdal valley by former Dutch East India Company soldier Johannes Tesselaar’s widow in 1832.

“In 1810, Johannes Tesselaar bequeathed his farmland to his servants and slaves. I named my wine Tesselaarsdal to honour that legacy.”

— Berene Sauls, Owner

Tesselaarsdal Wines owner Berene Sauls (left) in conversation with Hamilton Russell Vineyards winemaker, Emul Ross, and Daléne Fourie of Port2Port.

Images © Port2Port, © RJ Sauls