Delheim Wines

The Delheim Range of Wines

Delheim’s Cellar, situated in the Simonsberg Ward in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is family owned and produces a wide range of internationally acclaimed wines.

Family Estate Range

Grand Reserve

Grand Reserve

Dark ruby red colour with a complex nose of dark fruits dominated by blackberries and blackcurrant followed by notes of tobacco and tomato leaf, fresh lead pencil shavings and Cassis.

The palate is elegantly poised with dark red fruit and a smooth chalky tannin finish which shows true to the area.

Vera Cruz Pinotage

Vera Cruz Pinotage

Deep crimson colour with the nose showing ripe dark fruit, integrated vanilla and toffee notes and with a touch of spice.

Chardonnay Sur Lie

Chardonnay Sur Lie

The wine showcases a light vibrant golden colour with citrus and stone fruit on the nose and subtle oak spice.

The palate is well balanced with a  medium bodied structure with the creamy notes from the oak not overpowering the elegant fruit ending on a fresh acidity note.

Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest

Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest

Being one of the best noble rot vintages in over a decade, the wine shows classic botrytis characteristics on the nose and complimented with honey suckle, dried peaches and marmalade.

The wine has a perfect balance between sugar and acid, layered with bright fruit and orange blossom.

Family Premium Range

Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment

Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment

A complex array of wild fermentation characteristics are ever present in this edition of the Delheim Wild Ferment. Dominant fragrances on stone fruits and orange peel supported by a subtle notes of honey suckle.

Vibrant fruit with plentiful mouth-feel and lasting finish on the palate. A truly beautiful display of an old vineyard portraying its story.

Delheim-Pinotage

Delheim Pinotage

On the nose the wine shows brooding dark fruits of black – currants and blackberries with spice notes of nutmeg and cloves.

The palate opens up to juicy red and black fruits witha smooth and well-structured medium body. The tannins are silky with a long, dry savoury finish with subtle oak notes.

Delheim-Merlot

Delheim Merlot

The wine has a deep ruby colour with dark riper fruits on the nose and it shows blackberries, mulberries and fleshy plums with fine oak spice notes. The palate has a rounded mouth-feel and medium body supported by the dark fruit flavours, cigar box and silky tannins on the finish.

This fruit driven style of Merlot is perfect to savour on its own but will also pair well with Lamb Shank and roasted vine dried tomatoes.

Delheim-Merlot

Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine shows classic Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics on the nose with lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and blackcurrant.

These notes follow through on the palate as well as ripe red berries with fine tannins and a long finish.

Family Heritage Wines

Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer

Vibrant aromas of litchi, white Turkish delight, white juice pear and rose petals on the nose.

The palate is brought to life an abundance of fresh fruit flavours ranging from litchi to orange skins, with a touch of sweet honey comb underpinned by a zesty acidity that lingers in the mouth well after the first sip.

Delheim Spatzendreck

Spatzendreck

One of Spatz Sperling’s best pioneering efforts. The wine has a beautiful, vibrant gold straw hue with the nose showing citrus blossoms, quince and honey.

The palate has lingering flavours of mango, dried apricot, honey and toasted almonds. The wine is well balanced between the intense fruit flavours, sugar levels and the lingering acidity.

Family Lifestyle Range

Delheim Pinotage Rose

Delheim Pinotage Rosé

The Delheim Rosé is a dry style that reveals the elegant side of Pinotage. The colour is a pale salmon pink with the nose showcasing bright red fruit and vibrant acidity.

On the palate you will find juicy red berries such as strawberries and cranberries with a slight ruby grapefruit note. The wine is dry, rounded and soft on the palate with the acidity and alcohol well balanced.

Delheim Sauvignon Blanc

Delheim Sauvignon Blanc

This light-toned wine has an expressive nose of citrus and passion fruit showing lime zest and granadilla notes.

The palate is soft with a good balance between the vibrant fruit flavours and acidity that leaves you salivating. Drink now or within 4 years from vintage.

Delheim Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Delheim Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Bright ruby in colour with a nose showing juicy red and blackberries, warm spice and pepper notes.

On the palate you will find a velvety mouth-feel with a medium bodied structure showing red cherries, blackberries and black pepper with a slight savoury undertone. The fruit intensity of this wine lingers on the finish supported by fine tannins.

Delheim Chenin Blanc Unwooded

Delheim Chenin Blanc Unwooded

Packed with aromas of white and yellow peaches, guava and pineapple.

A very crisp and zesty wine that is a great stylistic alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. The fresh acidity and abundance of clean fruit flavours lead to a well balanced palate. Green melon flavours round off the lingering finish.

Collaborations & Limited Releases

Staying Alive Riesling

Staying Alive Riesling

Together with Christoph Hammel, we believe Riesling is one of the world’s great white varieties, and although plantings have declined in South Africa with only a handful of producers making wine from this cultivar.

Riesling’s ability to make great wines shows the variety is still definitely alive and kicking.

Iconoclast Cabernet Franc

Iconoclast Cabernet Franc

Hand-picked from the oldest block of Cabernet Franc on Delheim.

Limited quantity: only 3 barrels.

Iconoclast Cape Blend

Iconoclast Cape Blend

Called Iconoclast, this wine from the 2012 vintage is a tribute to the South African wine pioneer and his fearless challenge of conventional wisdoms.

Iconoclast is a blend of four cultivars although not typical of a Cape Blend, which commonly use South African Pinotage as the lead variety. Iconoclast is Shiraz-driven, a quirk that would have made Spatz smile not only for being contrary to the mainstream, but also because Shiraz was his favourite.