The rugged and arid region of the Klein Karoo on the Cape South Coast of South Africa provides the perfect terroir for Colombard Grapes to thrive and produce a truly remarkable and unique Cape Brandy.
The grapes are picked just before they ripen to produce the highest quality brandy base wine. The wine is then double distilled in a custom designed and hand built pot still, further contributing to the individual brilliance of this Cape Brandy.
After the second distillation, the crystal clear spirit is then aged in small oak barrels for a minimum 8 years. When it is deemed ready, the brandy master creates his final blend, and releases it in limited quantities of 1000 bottles per year.
The majority of the distillation is done in column stills, and used for bulk sales and export, but once a year a small pot-still is fired up to distill just enough of the highest quality base wine that will one day mature and become the finest Ladismith 8 Year Old Cape Brandy.
Our deluxe Cape Brandy Experience includes a tutored tasting and bespoke chocolate pairing, with a distillery tour.