Packwood’s boutique wines were developed by Peter and Vicky Gent in 2006, located at the highest point of the farm 330 metres above sea level the happy vines are planted in a south easterley direction to optimise on air circulation, cool climate varieties were chosen – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
During harvest time we carefully select the best quality grapes by hand in order to make the finest wines, working with our wine maker Teddy Hall multi award winning and a member of the prestigious Cape Wine Makers Guild. One of the first wine makers to produce wine from this new growing area for South Africa.
2009 – Our maiden vintage Sauvignon Blanc delivered a nose of gooseberry and asparagus, a beautiful mouth feel, full bodied and a lasting taste.
One of South Africa’s top wine afficionados, Jean-Pierre Rossouw (of Rossouw’s Restaurant Guidefame) gives the Packwood Sauvignon Blanc 2009 the thumbs up, saying:
“A very pure wine, with a lovely bright nose of tropical fruit and some lively grassy notes – classic sauvignon in expression. On the palate it is medium in weight and fresh, with very good fruit expression. All in all a great debut!”
2010 – First pinot noir harvest which has been used to produce a Blanc de Noir MCC, made in the traditional way: 12 months in the barrel and a fruther 12 months in the bottle before de-gorging, this bubbly has been labelled under the Gent family name a milestone achievement.
A note from the winemaker; “No corners were cut in the making of this blanc de noir MCC, the result is a mouth filling roundness and ample fruit intensity, this delicately fine mousse delivers an explosion of bubbles on the palate leading to a crisp refreshing dry finish, its the finest Packwood vintage to date – the calibre of wine we dream of making”.