Bubbly

Packwood Wines

From the vine to the bottle, sip and savour  hand crafted award winning wines and bubbly, made using the finest quality grapes harvested from our vineyard. Packwood has been producing award winning wines since 2009, from the perennial favourite Sauvignon Blanc,  to Chardonnay, Blanc de noir, Rose and the owners branded Gent bubbly. Working with barrels and stainless steel tanks our wines are unique in flavours, the terroir is distinctive to Packwood.  No pomp and ceremony here, its all about the wines. Packwood is part of the Plettenberg Bay wine route, the tiniest route with the biggest heart, located midway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, Packwood is an ideal destination to try out some local wines

The Full Packwood Wines Range

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Gent

Pinot Noir Methode Cap Classique 2010

Family Gent first release MCC 100% Pinot noir, gently harvested by hand in Autumn 2010, this trophy winning bubbly was made using the traditional French method.

This delicate mousse delivers a mouth filling roundness with an explosion of bubbles, high fruit intensity, leading to a crisp and refreshingly dry finish.

Grape Analysis: pH3.11
Harvest:
March 2010
Bottling: March 2012
Disgorged:
January 2013
Wine of Origin:
Plettenberg Bay
Sugar:
4.3 gms
Alc:
12.1%

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Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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Sauvignon Blanc 2011

One of our favourite earliest vintages, bottled under cork, this beautiful Sauvignon Blanc was starting to show the potential of the terroir at Packwood.  The awards speak for themselves.

Grape Analysis: pH3.63
Harvest:  March 2011
Bottling: December 2011
Wine of Origin: Plettenberg Bay
Sugar: 1.4 gms
Alc: 12.28%

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Pinot Noir Chardonnay MCC 2012

Gent

Pinot Noir / Chardonnay Methode Cap Classique 2012

The second release of the Gent bubbly, method champenois, a blend of Pinot noir and Chardonnay, a very fruity nose with a full mouth feel, delicate pink salmon colour with an off dry finish despite the higher residual sugar. This bubbly was excellent for a cocktail, aperitif or after dinner drink.

Grape Analysis: pH3.42
Harvest:  March 2012
Bottling: October 2012
Wine of Origin: Plettenberg Bay
Sugar: 22.2 gms
Alc: 13.27%

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Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Now in the fourth year, the Sauvignon is showing its colours, rich tropical nose of ripe melon and papaw, a lingering finish, the wine pairs beautifully with fresh shell fish.

Grape Analysis: pH3.15
Harvest:  March 2012
Bottling: December 2012
Wine of Origin: Plettenberg Bay
Sugar: 2.8 gms
Alc: 12.06%

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Pinot Noir 2013

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Pinot Noir 2013

Harvested in March 2013, whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak.

This first release of unfiltered burgundian style Pinot from Packwood delivers a clean, bright colour with blackcurrant, cherry and fresh red fruits dancing on the palette, an earthy wine with a kiss of spice.

Grape Analysis: pH3.52
Harvest:
March 2013
Bottling: February 2014
Wine of Origin: Plettenberg Bay
Sugar:
3.7 gms
Alc:
13.9%

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Chardonnay 2013

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Chardonnay 2013

Our first release of still Chardonnay,naturally fermented in older barrels and matured for 5 months, this resulted in a silky smooth mouth feel, lingering flavours of refreshing zest of lime, sweet green melon and a hint of ginger, well balanced acids reflect the cool climate region, only 2000 bottles produced.

Grape Analysis: pH3.2
Harvest:  March 2013
Bottling: September 2013
Wine of Origin: Plettenberg Bay
Sugar: 2.2 gms
Alc: 12.85%

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Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Each harvest brings something new, this wine was no exception still one of the old favourites, a zesty flavour with elusive and lingering white peach that dominates the tropical notes, a long lasting finish.

Grape Analysis: pH3.42
Harvest:  March 2013
Bottling: September 2013
Wine of Origin: Plettenberg Bay
Sugar: 2.4 gms
Alc: 13.41%

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Our wine history

2009

Our maiden vintage Sauvignon Blanc a nose of gooseberry and asparagus, a beautiful mouth feel, full bodied and a lasting taste.  Jean-Pierre Rossouw (of Rossouw’s Restaurant Guidefame) gives 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  Blanc de Noir MCC, made in the traditional French way. This bubbly stole the show and was awarded the trophy at the Vitis Vinifera awards.

2011

Sauvignon Blanc awarded district winner by the Novare Terroir Awards,  4 star rating by the Platter Guide and a bronze at the 2012 Old Mutual Trophy Awards, aromas of freshly mown grass, zesty lemon with a hint of asparagus.

2012

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay harvested and blended together for an MCC.  This delicious
bubbly delivers a very full mouth feel, fruity on the nose with a lasting and off dry finish.  It received a silver award from the IWSC London and a double gold fro Vitis Vinifera.

Sauvignon Blanc a tropical nose, pawpaw and ripe melon, and a long lasting finish.  Awarded silver at the Michaelangelo international wine awards 2013, bronze at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2013, and a gold at the Vitis Vinifera awards,  4 star rating from the Platter Guide.

2013

Our first still Pinot noir, harvested in March 2013, whole bunch pressed and matured in French oak, this burgundy style Pinot delivers a clean bright colour with blackcurrant, cherry and fresh red fruits dancing on the palette, an earthy wine with a kiss of spice.  We were awarded a bronze from IWSC in London and a trophy award at Vitis Vinifera.

Sauvignon blanc, Pair this deliciously zesty Sauvignon blanc with seafood, pasta and salads or enjoy it on its own and savour the elusive and lingering white peach that dominates the tropical notes with a long and lasting finish.

Chardonnay, an elegant wine naturally fermented and matured for 5 months in old french oak, rich and silky smooth, a zest of lime sweet green melon and a hint of ginger, long and lasting finish. This wine received a gold at the Vitis Vinifera awards.

2015

Sauvignon Blanc awarded the IWSC Silver Medal – A very refreshing mouth feel, an exotic tropical & fruity nose with flinty minerality, green asparagus and dry white peach on the palette. A long and lasting finish. This wine can be savoured immediately or laid down for a couple of years,

Rosé –  Barrelled for 5 months in  French and American oak, clean and bright opal gemstone in colour, dry white peach and nutty on the palette, this wine will pair beautifully with all culinary delights, but in particular with smoked produce.