As advocates of extreme care when it comes to producing the finest of wines, De Toren Private Cellar has always maintained an organic approach to its world-class viticulture. Since the get-go, our estate’s vineyards have been managed with the utmost respect for the soil and the vines, and this dedicated approach has defined our estate’s farming methods for over 20 years. De Toren is ranked as producing some of the world’s most luxurious Bordeaux styled blends and utilizes only the best methods available in order to achieve this status.
Keeping this in mind, it is with great excitement that we announce the official organic farming of our De Toren grapes. This means, going forward, we will now be crafting our superlative red blends from our organic certified grapes. Three years ago, we applied for official certification, and our dedicated efforts in this regard were rewarded most recently in July 2020. It’s important to note that De Toren is organic by design, due to our long-held belief that organic farming restores the natural biodiversity and complexity in the soil, coupled with precision winemaking with only the necessary intervention, to yield wines with greater character and depth.
The De Toren vision is to produce some of the world’s greatest wines, and employing organic methods is just one of the means by which the estate achieves its consistently superlative quality. This quality is affirmed by the long string of international and local awards that we have achieved over the years. Previously, our De Toren wines were granted the title of ‘The Highest Ever Rated SA Wine’ by the reputable USA publisher Wine Enthusiast and this magazine has also twice nominated De Toren as New World Winery of the Year.
These international accolades confirm De Toren as not only South Africa’s most highly rated Bordeaux styled red wines, but indeed amongst the world’s finest red wines. In South Africa, De Toren is ranked as one of the Top 10 Red Wine Producers in the country.