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The winery "Lammershoek Farms & Winery" is located between Paarl and Malmesbury in Aprilskloof Valley at the foot of Paardeberg, about 80 kilometers north of Cape Town in the district Swartland ( South Africa ). It was founded in 1718 by a Dutchman named van Jahrsfeld, but the first vineyards were not created until around 1750. The name "lamb corner" is derived from the legend that in the forest once surrounding the farm the ewes with their young protection from the Black Eagle, also called the "Lammervanger" called rock eagle, searched. In 1995 it was acquired by the Austrian couple Anna and Paul Kretzel. The German Stephan family acquired in 1999 half of the shares. Finally, the company was taken over in 2013 by a small group of investors under the leadership of German football legend Franz Beckenbauer. There were extensive renovations of the farmhouse and the cellar, which was brought to the state of the art. Furthermore, own storage capacities were created. This was accompanied by a restructuring, Schalk Oppermann was appointed as general manager and winemaker.

Lammershoek Farms & Winery - Vineyards

The farm covers a total of 180 hectares. Of these, the vineyards cover 65 hectares of vineyards at 80 to 300 meters above sea level on sandy soils of decomposed granite. They are with the red wines Pinotage. Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz ( Syrah ), Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ), Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) Zinfandel and Tinta Barroca, as well as with the white wine varieties Chenin Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay. Viognier. Hárslevelü and Clairette Blanche are planted. The natural management is based on the criteria of sustainability, Diseases and pests are contained as naturally as possible. For birds of prey and owls, extra piles have been placed in the vines as bases to keep rodents in the vineyards in check. An artificial one irrigation takes place only in exceptional cases.

After the takeover by Beckenbauer in 2015, the in Rhônestil produced red wine cuvée "Libero No 5" presented in their assemblage he was involved and named after his former player position and back number. In the dominant with about 70% Syrah variety is the Macération carbonique (Carbonic acid mixture) applied to the tannins soft and to make the wines more quickly accessible. The other varieties Grenache Noir and Carignan Noir are partially de-stemmed and in the maceration supplemented by adding a few percent Chenin Blanc and Viognier. The wines ripen for eleven months in 2000 liter barrels and 500 liter French oak barrels and are then cuvéttiert. The product range includes around 30 white, rosé and red wines. The winery is a member of the "Swartland Independent Producers".

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