Metzer Family Wines in the prestigious Stellenbosch wine growing region in South Africa.
The Helderberg ward of Stellenbosch is situated just 5 kilometres from the shores of False Bay. The ward takes its name from the imposing Helderberg mountain which is Afrikaans for “clear mountain” and culminates at a height of 1’137 metres. The area is unique in that it benefits from both maritime and montane influences.
The cool south easterly wind blowing in directly from False Bay serves to reduce daytime temperatures significantly during the growing season. This is a key terroir characteristic, differentiating the Helderberg from those areas situated over the hills further inland, which have less direct exposure to the ocean.
The wines produced here are heavily influenced by cool sea breezes and ideal soil conditions. This allows for longer ripening periods, lower yields and all the associated benefits for the production of fine wines.
Our mission is to produce wines that are expressive and individual, employing artisanal, non-interventionist principles in the vinification process. The guiding principle driving this process is that the winemaking must always respect the fruit and all cellar inputs serve the purpose of capturing the personality of the fruit, rather than imposing the winemakers vision for what the wine is supposed to taste like.