Adrian & Birgit Bührer took ownership of Saxenburg in 1989, trading their familiar surroundings of Switzerland for the Cape Winelands. They changed their familiar surroundings of Switzerland for a dilapidated homestead in the Cape Winelands. Today, the estate is run by the second-generation Bührer Family custodians: Fiona and Vincent. Their ambition is to shine a light on the Polkadraai Hills appellation in Stellenbosch, as it is one of the most exceptional terroirs in South Africa. Together with a passionate team, they produce thought-provoking wines.TASTING NOTES
The prime expression of Polkadraai Hills Cabernet. Despite the young but velvety tannins, it displays beautiful aromas of tobacco leaves, plums and blackcurrant leading to a finish that is nicely weighted and finely grained.FOOD PAIRING
Barbecue cuts along with warm braised beef shank casserole.FRIARWOOD SAYS
Found in great numbers in the region, the guinea fowls that adorn the Saxenburg emblem have become symbolic of their winemaking philosophy, and it’s now the heart, the mind and the soul of Saxenburg.