Haute Cabrière


A family run wine farm that was established in the Franschhoek Valley in 1694 by French Huguenot, Pierre Jourdan. Custom in the Champagne Valley of France dictates that champagne created from the vines of the land is named after the landowner. True to this tradition, founder of Haute Cabrière, Achim von Arnim, named the first range of exceptional Cap Classique wines Pierre Jourdan after the original landowner.  Amongst the first Cap Classique creators in South Africa, he was the very first to consider creating a still wine from traditional champagne varietals (see the Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir still blend below). Second generation Cellar Master, Takuan von Arnim, continues to grow the family legacy with a passion and respect for the winery’s heritage, integrity and spirit of innovation.

A philosophy of taking inspiration from the unique terrior of Franschhoek and showcase the unique characteristics of the cultivars of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with oak playing a supporting role.

There are two ranges from Haute Cabrière:
Haute Cabrière (still wines) & Pierre Jourdan (Méthode Cap Classique or MCC)

What Is Méthode Cap Classique (MCC)?

South Africa’s own and unique interpretation of the Champagne-style of winemaking, the first Cap Classique was produced in 1971.  The name implies a natural sparkling wine, wine bottle-fermented in the age-old European tradition to develop the magical sparkle in each bottle.

Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2020

A still wine blend of the Champagne varietals Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The freshness of unwooded Chardonnay with the body of Pinot Noir. Expect citrus fruit underlined by firm acidity, with an abundance of white peach, lychee, and red fruit on the nose. A good food wine which pairs especially well with Mediterranean flavors, and to be enjoyed in any occasion.

Pierre Jourdan Brut MCC NV

Created in the traditional French method of bottle fermentation or ‘Méthode Cap Classique’. A classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Enjoy delicate yeasty aromas on the nose, complemented by fresh citrus flavors and crisp acidity. A versatile wine complimenting a variety of dishes. Pairings with lighter seafood dishes stand out.

Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose MCC NV

Created in the traditional French method of bottle fermentation or ‘Méthode Cap Classique’. This 100% Pinot Noir MCC delivers an aroma of strawberries and cream, that follows onto the palate with fresh acidity and red fruit flavors.

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