Swartland, South Africa
Lammershoek is in the heart of the picturesque Paardeberg wine-growing area in the Western Cape.
Lammershoek, a gem of artisanal wine production located in Swartland, the aridest area of the country. An estate founded initially by legendary soccer player and coach Frantz Beckenbauer, currently owned by Andreas and Sonja Abold and managed by Schalk Opperman who is the winemaker as well.
Lammershoek is a pioneer of the natural wine movement in South Africa. They make their wines primarily from organically farmed vineyards and practice a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar. Wines are naturally fermented, unfined, and unfiltered. The result is fresh flavours, racy acidity, herbaceous aromas, and interesting earthy flavours
Dry farming is practiced on the estate. Bush vines with very low yields, hence more concentrated fruit. One thing comes to mind when tasting the wines: they are solid. No shortcuts were done in winemaking. The wines might not come at the lowest market price, but certainly, their quality will backup every extra penny spent. Balanced and very well integrated, by their intensity they would be reminiscent of Southern Rhone-style wines.
The Lammershoek Tarravinum Reserve Range scores very high with international critics and proudly presents the message of winemakers of the Swartland.