JOURNEY’S END, the picturesque boutique winery and vineyard on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village near Somerset West in the Helderberg basin, has released its rebranded V Series range of wines to high acclaim.
On release, the Journey’s End V Chardonnay 2018 was honoured with a Top 10 placing and 93 points in Winemag.co.za’s 2019 Prescient Chardonnay Report; and the Journey’s End V Shiraz 2016 received a Gold medal at the 2019 Michelangelo Awards.
One of South Africa’s most sustainable and experimental wineries, Journey’s End Vineyards was purchased by the Gabb family (originally from Shropshire, UK) in 1995, who recognised the uniqueness of this beautiful farm with its magnificent views but, most significantly, its proven excellent terroir. On the south-west facing slopes of the famous Schaapenberg Hills (neighbours are top wine estates Vergelegen and Morgenster), the vineyards have excellent soils and the cool south-easterly summer winds extend the ripening season of the vines and keep them dry and free of most insects.
Journey’s End Vineyards V Series (Vineyard Series) comprises a Chardonnay 2018, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Shiraz 2016, Merlot 2016 and a maiden release, a Cabernet Franc 2017. All the wines are distinctive examples of Journey’s End Vineyard’s unique terroir. With only a handful of premium, hand-crafted wines grown in excellent soils on sea-facing slopes, caressed by cool coastal breezes, the focus at Journey’s End Vineyards is very much on quality.
The Journey’s End V Series Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are available at Journey’s End Vineyards cellar door, online and nationally at fine wine merchants as well as at leading restaurants. Approximate retail prices range between R165 and R180.