Canada’s Favorite South African WineWinery Locations:
Adam Tas Winery (Stellenbosch), Bergkelder (Papegaaiberg – Stellenbosch), Drostdy-Hof Winery (Tulbagh), Durbanville Hills Winery, Ecowash (Wadeville), Goudini Distillery, Green Park (Epping), JC le Roux, Nederburg Winery, Paarl, Plaisir de Merle Winery, Port Elizabeth, Robertson Distillery, Springs, Van Ryn Distillery, Wadeville, Wellington Distillery, Worcester Distillery
Source: http://www.distell.co.za/ (About Us, Our Company, History)
Taking It Lightly.
Leading South African wine brand Two Oceans is now sold exclusively in light-weight 350 gram bottles that are fully
recyclable. The label, its inks and adhesive are also biodegradable.
The new screwcap-topped bottle is 110 grams lighter than before, to represent a saving of 120 kg of carbon equivalent emissions for every 1 000 bottles produced. All Two Oceans wines are made from grapes sourced from vineyards accredited by South Africa’s highly progressive and eco-friendly Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) programme. If you want to know more about the brand’s commitment to production integrity, visit the website listed on the *Sustainability Seal South Africa sticker that is affixed to the bottle and enter the individual number. The seal is backed by a sophisticated tracking system in which bottle contents are totally traceable from the growing of the grapes to how the wine is made and packaged.
As a further mark of its environmental focus, Two Oceans supports sustainable seafood initiatives in a range of markets that help to improve the conservation status of overexploited seafood.
Widely enjoyed for great quality at excellent value prices, the Two Oceans brand takes its name from the Indian and Atlantic oceans that meet along the southern coast of Africa.
*The Sustainability Seal South Africa applies to wines from the 2010 vintage onwards.
This brand takes its name from the two great oceans that converge at the Cape, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Cape’s Coastal region enjoys a temperate climate, cooled by day-time maritime breezes from both oceans and a drop in night-time temperatures to allow grapes to ripen slowly.
In addition, the moderate humidity means vines are far less prone to disease than in areas with higher moisture levels.
The grapes for Two Oceans are sourced from the coastal vineyards of the Western Cape, such as Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, where conditions are perfect for growing healthy, luscious fruit that can ripen to perfection under the African sun. The long, warm summers are tempered by cooling ocean breezes during the day and a drop in temperature at night, which provide the healthy environment and long, slow-ripening that winemakers look for.
The Bergkelder, a winery situated on the outskirts of the historic old town of Stellenbosch, is home to Two Oceans wines. This quality wine production facility has a reputation for excellence and innovation.
All grapes for Two Ocean wines are sourced from the Cape’s Coastal vineyards, selected mainly from cool-growing areas, which promote slow and even ripening, making for rich and concentrated flavours.
All vineyards subscribe to South Africa’s virtually unique Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) system that promotes sustainable grape growing and environmentally sound cellar practices. IPW focuses on every stage in the production process from environmental impact studies to the preparation of soil, all the way through to the use of recyclable and recycled packaging materials. The system has already received the support of the EU and a resolution to this effect has already been passed by the OIV (Office International de la Vigne du Vin).
Two Oceans’ award-winning winemakers work very closely with a team of viticulturists and closely supervise pruning, suckering and canopy management practices for optimal crop yield. During the ripening season, the grapes are tasted daily and also chemically analyzed to ensure they are picked when varietal flavours are most concentrated, tannins are ripe and there is a good balance between fruit and acid.
The wines have been styled to suite the taste of today’s consumer, with an emphasis on accessibility and everyday drinking. The hallmark characteristics of the varietals are paramount, with concentrated fruit aromas on the nose and lively, mouth-filling flavours. The emphasis across the board is clean, fresh, ripe fruit.