About Keermont Estate
Keermont Vineyards is a boutique wine estate dramatically situated on some of the world's most ancient soils on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in the famous vinous region of Stellenbosch. The deep-red, clay-rich soils here combine with an amazing climate to form some of the most enviable terroir in the world.
Their aim, to produce wines that reflect the natural wonder and beauty of their remarkable position is an ambitious one, but they have managed to craft a stable of wines that convey a world-class pedigree combined with a uniquely Stellenbosch signature. Martin has been quick to note the exceptional quality of wines released by Keermont Estate in recent years, whilst also highlighting the immense talent that is superstar winemaker, Alex Starey:
“Winemaker Alex Starey has steered this Stellenbosch producer into the top league in recent years” - Neal Martin (Vinous)
The Keermont Single Vineyard Series was created to highlight the superb quality and individual character of the wines produced from particular vineyard parcels on the farm. The Topside Syrah vineyard is situated high up on the West facing mid-slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain range even higher at 350 meters, with the elevation, soil and aspect all contribute to the spicy character and fine tannin structure of this wine. Steepside Syrah sits at an elevation of 300 meters, planted in 2005 on the steep slopes of the Helderberg Mountain range, the combination of deep granitic soils and the intensity of the sunshine on the North facing ridge allows the vineyard to produce wines with power and structure.