Since its founding in 1989, Mulderbosch Vineyards has widely been accepted as one of South Africa’s foremost wine producers. In 2011 Mulderbosch was bought by California-based investment company Terroir Capital who had long desired to invest in the Cape Winelands. Terroir overhauled the winemaking and management teams, bringing in top winemaker Adam Mason who he had met several years earlier in the Napa Valley where Mason had worked a stint with highly regarded Napa winemaker Andy Erickson.
Taking Mulderbosch to the next level has seen significant improvements in both the vineyards and the cellar, with a strong focus on upgrading vineyard management practices and improvement of our grape sourcing program.
Although wine guide author John platter famously referred to the Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc as ”South Africa’s most celebrated Sauvignon”, Mulderbosch’s entire portfolio has consistently represented high quality wines of distinction for which it has gained an enviable track record. Offerings include our Faithful Hound Bordeaux-style blend, a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, a Barrel fermented and lightly wooded style of Chardonnay, a Chenin Blanc sourced from predominantly old bush vines and a deliciously decadent Noble Late Harvest made from Sauvignon Blanc.
Since the first vintage in 1992, Mulderbosch has endeavored to represent innovation, flair and excellence. This basic winemaking ethos prevails to this day, and whilst the range of wines we produce has increased, we are more committed than ever before to create wines that proudly display the Mulderbosch seal of approval, yet continue to push the frontiers of winemaking and viticulture in order to satisfy our loyal supporters around the globe
Mulderbosch relishes the opportunity to preserve and improve all our vineyards and surrounding lands for the next generation. We see ourselves as custodians in this regard and as such are actively involved in land conservation and rehabilitation. We observe a pragmatic approach to viticulture whereby each farming action is carefully weighed against its impact to the vine’s environment. MEET THE WINEMAKING TEAM
As a member of WWF-SA Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, Mulderbosch follows environmentally responsible management practices both in the cellar and vineyards and on the land. Sections of the farm are zoned for conservation; projects including wetland rehabilitation and the introduction of fish, to removing alien invasive species of grass and replanting indigenous Rynosterveld & Fynbos, encouraging more bird species and insects.
In 2010 Terroir Capital LLC, an investment firm that specializes in unique hospitality and wine properties, co-founded Terroir Selections and acquired Mulderbosch Vineyards in May 2011. They subsequently overhauled the winemaking and management team, bringing in top winemaker Adam Mason. THE TERROIR SELECTIONS PORTFOLIO