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Shannon Vineyards and Wines, Elgin

Shannon Wines, Elgin Valley

Shannon Vineyards, situated on the Palmiet River in the Elgin Valley, have put together a winning team of owners, Kevin Watt and James Downes, and winemakers, Gordon Johnson and Nadia Cilliers. The team stands by viticulture principles that sees winemaking as an expression of terroir, and has the passionate aim of matching cultivar to the best possible vineyard sites and weather conditions, with minimal damage to the ancient soil types. Shannon Vineyards, a member of the Biodiversity Wine Initiative has maintained the undisturbed virgin soil in wide corridors of natural fynbos between the vineyards, providing the indigenous animals with territorial access from the river banks to the mountainside.

Shannon Vineyards benefit from the high altitude cool temperatures, as well as an abundant rainfall throughout the year and the prevailing cold summer wind. Viticulture practices and canopy management, which enhance longer ripening periods, capture in the wines, the broad spectrum of flavours created in the cool climate of our unique terroir!

Shannon Wines, Elgin Valley

Shannon Wines are produced from 12 different site specific vineyard blocks of Pinot Noir, 7 blocks of Sauvignon Blanc and a half hectare of Semillon as well as the now “work in progress” Viognier. The exciting Mount Bullet comes from the Merlot vineyard consisting of 5 clones. We strive at Shannon Vineyards to produce wines of complexity and elegance.

Telephone: + 27 (0)21 859 2491: E-mail: Website:  Rockview Dam Road, Elgin:

GPS: S 34degrees 11′ 3.9″ E 018degrees 59′ 3.6″

Shannon Vineyards is not open to the public, visits are arranged by appointment only.

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