Cavalli Estate has quickly become a recognized and respected South African 'lifestyle' experience with the estate's development being widely regarded as a significant event for Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands. Cavalli's Wine & Vineyard philosophy is to produce world class wines with a very local character and a strong identity so to be clearly recognized as from the Helderberg region. The estate strives for the immediate environment to be represented in the characteristics of their wines while upholding sustainable farming practices to preserve the land which falls with-in the Cape Floral Kingdom, a Unesco World Heritage site.
The Helderberg region of Stellenbosch is nearest the ocean and lends the estate to the cooling influence of the Southerly winds. The soils contain large amounts of ''koffieklip'' with a higher percentage of clay in the subsoil, affording the wines an innate elegance and expressive fruit characteristic.
Located on the edge of the Berg River between the mountain range of Paarl, Malie grew up on a fresh-cut herb farm. Finishing top of her class and awarded the Paul van der Bijl medal for excellence during her winemaking studies at the University of Stellenbosch, she went on to excel during her time as Assistant Winemaker at Rust en Vrede with a focus on ultra-premium winemaking, specifically the fantastic reds of the Helderberg. Her goals are to achieve the highest standard in the vineyard so that minimal intervention is required in the cellar to make world-class wines where the product should be true to our terroir. “Elegance” is as essential an attribute to wine as power and expressiveness for her.
“From concept through to consumption, a love of nature is the point of departure for everything we do. Every design consideration is with a mindfulness to upholding the site and environment, from the establishment of the indigenous gardens and habitat for wildlife, to the treatment of scarce water resources, to the sourcing of our produce, to the design and architecture that cele-brates the environment and site. The dream was to realize a project that is contextually driven and sustainable.”
Lauren Smith, Managing Director, Cavalli Estate.
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