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Eagles’ Nest is situated less than 15km from False Bay on the Cape Peninsula and the vineyards rise from 140m to 406m above sea level, making them some of the steepest in the country. The vineyards face north, east and west and therefore we have very long sunlight hours during the growing season, but critically the cool sunlight hours of the late afternoon, which are so important for phenolic ripeness.
The soil types on the farm take predominantly two forms: decomposed granite and clay – ideal for Merlot – and very rocky Table Mountain sandstone, where the Shiraz is grown. Our Viognier is grown in slightly richer more loamy soil type.