Haskell Vineyards and Dombeya Wines
South Africa's most revered wine growing region is Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch's most highly regarded sub region is the Helderberg, a unique, time honoured corner of the Cape Winelands that contains many of South Africa's most respected and lauded wine producers.
Haskell Vineyards is located in the heart of the Helderberg, and specialises in making hand crafted wines that express the individuality of this location.
Since inception in 2002, the central focus of Haskell Vineyards has been to create unique, terroir driven wines that would be recognised as amongst the finest of their style produced in South Africa.
The first wines produced under the Haskell label were from the stellar 2007 vintage, albeit in tiny quantities. Released in late 2009 were two Syrah's from the Syrah Vineyard Series (SVS) range, The Haskell Pillars 2007 and the Haskell Aeon Syrah 2007. In July 2010 a third wine, the Haskell IV 2009 (Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot) was released completing the initial trilogy of offerings.
Within the first twelve months of operation, Haskell was awarded the prestigious 5 star accolade by the John Platter Wine Guide. It also became the first South African winery since the inception of the Tri-Nations Challenge to win Best Syrah, Best Red Wine and Best Wine of Show in the 2009 competition, where the finest wines of South Africa are pitted against the best of Australia and New Zealand.
In years ahead, some exciting and innovative additions are planned to the range. In keeping with our philosophy and commitment to excellence, Haskell Wines will only be released when they meet our lofty expectations with regard to quality.
Our Dombeya range captures those distinctive qualities, showing expressive fruit flavours, great balance and savoury persistence.