Lammershoek has 60 hectares planted vineyards – the majority being very old bush-vines, like miniature, character-filled trees as opposed to trellised vineyards often resembling rows of hedges. These feature various grape cultivars specifically established according to the different soils and microclimates. All are farmed minimalistically and almost organically, virtually without any irrigation, so that the vines spread their roots deep into the precious soils.
The white cultivars include old bush-vine (non-trellised) Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier and Hárslevelü and Marsanne and the reds, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Pinotage and Tinta Barocca.
The farm is part of the wine industry’s Old Vine Project and many of the wines are certified as originating from Heritage Vineyards, with the seal displayed on the bottles to denote Old Bush Vine Vineyards of Lammershoek – some of which were planted as early as 1966.
Chenin Blanc comprises 60% of the white cultivars and Syrah, in turn, 60% of the reds. These are warmer climate cultivars at the core of the Swartland’s award-winning tradition.
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