BioCape Wines

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Since 1898 five Redelinghuys generations have produced grapes and wine under the African sun in Paarl, one of the largest wine regions in Africa. The unique location makes all the difference, offering a diverse landscape from which to produce a range of red and white wines across their five wine ranges. Their grapes are naturally grown in organic soil, hand selected and produced in small batches to be expertly crafted with love.

The spirit to enjoy life to the fullest is still what goes into each bottle of BioCape wine. This wine is to be enjoyed with any food or on its own, but never alone. Get some friends around, step outside your comfort zone and feel alive.

Blended by winemaker Daniele Kriel, the BioCape wine range consists of a refreshing Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc/Chenin blend, a crisp Rosé, as well as a earthy Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. Their organic farming, diversity and traditional winemaking techniques allows for the creation of a unique wine that boasts heritage, elegance & balance.  Part of the secret lies within the bottle, made with care and pride as it was done generations ago.


On the farm, St Pieter’s Roche, eco-friendly and organic farming is implemented. Advanced farm pre-development research, paired with effective vineyard management such as pruning practices, tipping, organic soil and scheduled irrigation, has produced top quality fruit and grapes, which results in top quality wine!

A dedicated and passionate team pours in all the effort to create a wine and product range full of flavor and diversity. The farm and cellar staff are all well seasoned and have the opportunity to learn further and grow in their positions. This ensures that the St Pieter’s Roche team: owners, managers, and laborers all feel a sense of accomplishment.

A minimum intervention philosophy is followed in the cellar. Only the best grape batches end up in the BioCape press. The grape temperature is closely monitored during the production process to extract the maximum amount of flavour and aromas. They focus on eco-friendly practices and no harmful chemicals are used.



Chenin Blanc 2015

Tasting Notes: Citrus and fine Granny Smith apple aroma’s on the nose. Once in the mouth opening up with intense mineral flavours, again citrus and guava to finish the feeling.

Aging Potential: This wine is best enjoyed immediately

Serving suggestions: This wine is perfect on it’s own but will complement a fresh summer salad, or creamy cheeses.


Click for an easy recipe for making your own cream cheese at home.

Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Tasting Notes: A fruit mix of pears and apples on the nose, spiced up with some citrus.

Aging Potential: This wine is best enjoyed immediately.

Serving suggestions: Cooled as an aperitif on a sunny day.


Click for the recipe for this delicious Raspberry and Goats Cheese Salad

Rosé 2015

Tasting Notes: On the nose you smell hints of fresh, full ripe berries. The pallet is filled, round and smooth, tastes of the berries comes back. A lingering aftertaste complements this wine.

Aging Potential:This wine is best enjoyed immediately.

Serving suggestions: Delicious on it’s own but can also be enjoyed cooled on a summer afternoon. Alternatively enjoy with curried dishes.


Click for the recipe for this fragrant Prawn Curry with Lemon and Coriander Rice

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2014

Tasting Notes: Mulberry, plum and Morachino cherry richness complimented by sweet butterscotch and vanilla nuances.  The sweet empty cigar box, dark chocolate and sweet spice aromas follow through on the palate and create with the ripe, subtle tannins a wine ready to be enjoyed.

Aging Potential: This wine is best enjoyed immediately.

Serving suggestions: Superb with chicken liver and chorizo or garlic pasta dishes.


Click for the recipe for this Aglio E Olio Linguine with Olive Oil, Garlic, Chilli & Parsley

Merlot 2014

Tasting Notes: A basket of ripe plums, red berries, and a minty richness complimented by earthy nuances of pencil shavings, cloves, and pepper. The ‘Merlot richness’ follows through on the palate, and creates a mouthwatering experience. A wine destined to be enjoyed young, with food and friends!

Aging Potential:
To be enjoyed now or will still benefit from maturing another for 4-5 years.

Serving suggestions: The fresh, ripe cassis berry and floral nuances, mulberry and plummy fruit flavours are very well complimented by hearty dishes like casseroles, cassoulets and baked dishes which combine beef, lamb, pork, goose duck, beans and lentils.

Red Tomato’s Cassoulet of Duck, Lamb and Chorizo Recipe

Click for the recipe for this Cassoulet of Duck, Lamb and Chorizo

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BioCape Wines will be available for tasting at the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town this weekend – make sure you stop in to sample.

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