Val du Charron

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In 2006, the Entwistles purchased the 45 Ha farm in the historic Bovlei valley, ten minutes from the town of Wellington, and under an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

The farm was initially proclaimed in 1699 and the Entwistles are only the sixth family since then to hold title. Sadly the farm had been in a steady decline for many years and the Entwistles arrived to a semi-derelict fruit farm with tremendous soil potential, deep cultural significance and outstanding panoramic views.  The Entwistles christened the farm Val du Charron as a tribute to this rich background – Val du Charron or Valley of the Wagon maker was the original name of the Wellington valley. The French influence stems from the Huguenots who settled in the area in the early 1700’s while the reference to wagon making refers to the fact that Wellington was the last town where the Afrikaner’s ox wagons could be serviced before heading over the majestic Bainskloof into the then unknown hinterland.

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Thus began a five-year rehabilitation of the historical buildings, planting of the vineyards and olive groves and finally the re-establishment of the wine making tradition on the farm.  Stuart Entwistle, fortunately, had over 25 years of experience in property development that enabled them to do this.  In 2012, Val du Charron itself became an Estate label i.e. all wines under the Val du Charron labels are bottled, produced and come from vines grown on the farm itself; thus giving a pure expression of the terroir to be found on Val du Charron’s southerly facing slopes.

Val Du Charron Pinot Gris NVPinot Gris

A brilliant green straw hue full of intense grapefruit and lemon flavours, which develop into pear, melon, artichoke as it opens up in the glass. Crisp yet soft body with a persistently earthy yet fruit forward finish. Ideal for all easy sipping with or without food.

Val du Charron Four #29DD56Four White Legs

An intense apple nose laced with buttered toast, fresh grapefruit, lychee and vanilla aromas. The oak flavours add backbone and effortlessly bring together the lighter lemon fruit notes. A round and creamy mouthfeel which gives lingering enjoyment.

 

 

 

Val Du Charron Reserve Chardonnay_NVReserve Chardonnay

The balance of bright citrus flavours alongside the luxurious cashew, vanilla tones create a multi dimensional chardonnay that will please a variety of palates. Lively yet velvety soft, round and creamy yet crisp this beautifully structured wine is one for any collection.

 

 

 

Val Du Charron Black Countess NVBlack Countess

An elegant yet complex wine full of juicy cassis, blueberry, cherry, dried herbs, cinnamon, leather and cigar box aromas. Rich flavours of chocolate cake and cranberry add a depth of cheeky deliciousness, whilst finely grained tannins give mouth feel and grip. A perfect partner to most hearty dishes, or even served slightly chilled poolside.

 

 

Val Du Charron Reserve CabSauv NVReserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The nose offers distinct berry notes complemented by cedar, spice, soft leather and mint chocolate aromas. Youthful earthy flavours entwine with soft tannins for a harmonious and lengthy finish.

 

 

 

Val Du Charron Reserve ShirazLRReserve Syrah

The nose offers distinct berry notes complemented by cedar, spice, soft leather and mint chocolate aromas. Youthful earthy flavours entwine with soft tannins for a harmonious and lengthy finish.