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Durbanville Hills

The winery is located in Durbanville in the South African wine-growing area of the same name (Ward). The young, giant winery was built from scratch in the 1990s. It is majority-owned by the Distillers Corporation, and many grape growers are involved. The main building is a futuristic concrete block on a hill with a view of Table Mountain 30 kilometres away and Table Bay. It contains a high-tech winery built at a cost of 8.5 million euros. Winemaker Martin Moore previously worked for six years at the famous Groot Constantia wine estate. The vineyards cover 770 hectares. They are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. The first vintage produced was 1999. The wines are vinified in the three lines of simple varietal wines, the "Rhinofields" series and the single-vineyard wines aged in barriques.

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