Introducing our new white blend, Candide 2018

August 29th, 2018

What is the secret to happiness? If you were to ask Candide, the protagonist in Voltaire’s satire by the same name, it is that we ‘must cultivate our own garden’.

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Oak Barrels

April 23rd, 2013

Barrels have been used in the wine industry for over two thousand years.  At  Babylonstoren, we age our Babel Red, the Shiraz, our Chardonnay and ...

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300 Years of Hands & Hearts

April 19th, 2013

Babylonstoren has a 300 year history, which means a lot of hands and hearts have been involved over time. When you join our cellar tour, ...

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Making Red Wine

March 6th, 2013

We are nearing the end of harvest, and our cellar is bursting with all the newly-made red wines. What is keeping us busy now is ...

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Next up: Naartjie Mampoer

May 18th, 2012

About a year ago, our winemaker, Charl Coetzee, was tasked with setting up and running the Babylonstoren distillery. The distillery is now all set up ...

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Bottling Chardonnay

April 18th, 2012

We’re excited to give you an update on the Chardonnay we blogged about earlier this year. After 11 months, we emptied the barrels in January, ...

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The Last of the Harvest

March 20th, 2012

At Babylonstoren, we do our very best to give our guests the experience of a lifetime.  In order to do this, we need to have ...

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Opening Barrels

January 20th, 2012

Yesterday, we emptied the Chardonnay that we’ve had in barrels for just over 11 months, which was the moment we’ve been anticipating all that time. ...

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Cheers! To an Auspicious Date

January 12th, 2012

Last year on 11 January 2011, we celebrated the first day of harvesting in the current history of Babylonstoren, when we harvested Chardonnay to make base ...

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In three years’ time…

October 13th, 2011

This winemaking business is not for anyone with an impatient temperament, that’s for sure.  We spent yesterday in our cellars, working on the second stage ...

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