Established in 2001 by Johan Holtzhausen, Mount Babylon is a family-owned wine business situated amid unique fynbos and bird life in the foothills of the Babylon's Toring Mountain Range overlooking the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley. Having planted its first virus-free vines in 2001, Mount Babylon was the first winery in the cool Hemel en Aarde Ridge Ward to venture into grape growing. This pioneering estate was also the first in this wine Ward to deliver a 4-star Platter for a red blend, namely its maiden vintage, SMV. This is Mount Babylon's flagship wine, a unique blend for South Africa consisting of Shiraz, Malbec and Viognier. The 2007 contrarian Cap Classique is another popular Mount Babylon innovation, made from Shiraz grapes rather than Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Mount Babylon falls under the appellation of Walker Bay.
The Wine: SMV (Blend of Shiraz, Mourvedre, Viognier)
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