Our estate has been in the Lategan-family since 1843, when our original patriarch, Willem Hendrik Lategan made a decision to start a life here at the foot of the mountain.
Seven generations, and 176 years later, we still till the soil, we still plant vines and we still make our award-winning wines.
Bergsig Estate is situated in one of South Africa’s most picturesque wine valleys: the Breedekloof Wine Valley.At Bergsig we recognise this gift of nature, which is why conservation is a strong focus of the estate. We are IPW certified, meaning we embrace environmentally friendly farming methods. Over 437 hectares of mountain, river and valley terrain on our estate is protected and eliminated of alien species.
Complex, full-bodied with spicy Christmas pudding flavours, plum and blackberries. Its richness can best be appreciated as a fitting end to a good meal.Food matching
Matured chees, coffee, shortbread and rich fruitcake
Climate Mediterranean climate with +-980mm rainfall per year
Geology Hills are composed of weathered sandstone and the valley floor is sedimented by a diversity of soil parent materials.
Harvest Manual harvest
Vinification Fermented in open cement tanks, 3day maceration. Fortified with dubble distilled brandy alcohol.
Aging 5 Year maturation in old 300L barrels
Residual sugar 9.2g
Biological Certificate IPW certified
Platterr's Wine Guide - 2017 4 stars!
Platterr's Wine Guide - 2015 4 stars!
Veritas Wine Awards 2014 Silver!
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 Silver!