The Bottelary Hills are extremely diverse in terms of terroir. A wide variety of different aspects, elevation above sea level, soils, and the influence of both the False Bay to the south, and the cold Atlantic in the west make for a very intricate array of micro-climates.
The Bottelary area forms part of a granitic hill and the reddish- and yellowish- brown soils are highly suited to the production of quality wine grapes. Soils are acidic, have great water retention capabilities and are well drained. Soil types include Oakleaf, Tukulu, Hutton and Clovelly.
Vineyards in the Bottelary Hills are planted at varying heights from 150m to up to 400m above sea level. All of these factors contribute to crafting unique, distinctive wines with a sense of place.
Christoffel Hazenwinkel is Hazendal’s easy-drinking wine range that pays tribute to the farm’s first owner. The entrepreneurial spirit that has characterised the farm from the start saw Hazendal transition from grain and cattle to becoming one of the first independent wine producers in this famed region.
The Hazendal wine range of wines is synonymous with quality, consistency and elegance. Minimalist intervention is applied in the cellar to allow the Bottelary terroir to shine in every bottle.