AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28ha of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.
The property is owned by cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst, originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence.
Together Hein and Adi have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.
Swartland, South Africa
Chenin Blanc, Cinsault, Grenache