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Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate, Somerset West

Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate in Somerset West, 35 minutes from Cape Town, is at the gateway to the Western Cape wine-growing region. It is a thriving olive and wine farm dating back to 1711, producing internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astounding quality.

The Morning Star within a scallop shell as depicted on the front gable of Morgenster's beautiful manor house, the private home of owner Giulio Bertrand, is the Estate's signature and features on the labels of its fine wines and olive products.

Visitors to the Estate's stylish Revel Fox designed tasting room, which is set against the Schaapenberg and overlooks a reed-lined dam and the Helderberg, can enjoy a wine tasting experience unique in South Africa. The Estate's philosophy is to release its red Bordeaux style blends only when they have developed and aged to potential and the cellar therefore houses highly awarded earlier vintages under its Morgenster and Lourens River Valley labels. Visitors can also enjoy the Italian Collection wines from the small sangiovese and nebbiolo vineyards and be guided through an olive oil tasting of intriguing complexity.

  • Morgenster 2005

    Morgenster 2005

    AccoladesPlatter Guide: 5 starsRobert Parker's The Wine Advocate: 93 points Tasting NotesColour: Deep, concentrated burgundy red; reminiscent of heavy velvet drapes.Nose:The first impression is clearly a lovely, rich dark...

  • Morgenster 2008

    Morgenster 2008

    This is the first time that Morgenster has released its classic Bordeaux style blends in the third year after harvest. Previously the Estate released its wines in the fourth year. However winemaker Henry Kotze points out...

  • Morgenster 2010

    Morgenster 2010

    AccoladesNovare SA Terroir Wine Awards 2013: Stellenbosch District - Top Red BlendTop 100 SA Wine ChallengeTasting NotesColour: Bright, deep plum red. Vibrant, youthful appearance.Nose: An explosion of fruit and perfume...

  • Morgenster Lourens River 2010

    Morgenster Lourens River 2010

    AccoladesBritish Wine Magazine: 94 points Grape Magazine: 4½ Stars Platter Guide 2003: 4½ Stars Wine Magazine 2010: 4 Stars The Lourens river Valley label continues to deliver timeless elegance in a...

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