Dieu Donné means ‘A Gift from God’
Dieu Donné Vineyards was acquired by the French-Mauritian, Robert Maingard in 1987 in search of his French roots in South Africa.
Meet the Vineyard
The Farm is situated high on the steep south-west facing slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, which tempers the sun.
A boutique vineyard, they only process 14000 cases per harvest.
This cooling effect ensures slow ripening of the grapes. Thanks to the cool summer conditions and unique soils from weathered granite and a rocky topsoil, called ‘Greywack’, the vines do not show excessive vigour, nor do they over-produce.
These special soils do not get irrigated, further concentrating the flavours and characters of Dieu Donné’s terroir in the grapes.
These exceptional conditions give Dieu Donné their special character.
Their wine-maker, Gregory Siebrits, has proudly worked at Dieu Donne since 1998.
Well versed in the making of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, more recently Dieu Donné started producing a Méthode Cap Classique and Viognier. However, it is the multi-award winning Merlot, that is considered Dieu Donné's flagship wine of the cellar.
The view from Dieu Donné is well-known among those who wish to identify the famous landmarks of Franschhoek. A scenic sundowner spot to watch the sun sett over the Simonsberg Mountains while enjoying a delicious glass of wine.
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