Wellington Wines was established in 2013 when the three cellars, Wellington Co-operative, Bovlei Co-operative and Wamakersvalley Wines, merged. However, the history dates back to 1906 and 1907 when Wellington Co-operative Winery and Bovlei Co-operative were established respectively. Wamakersvalley Wines was founded in 1941 and it was the accomplishments and passion for wine and for the growth of the Wellington Wine industry that the three cellars shared, that led to the merger.
The La Cave range celebrates the early years of winemaking when wines were stored in caves during maturation and the recent discovery of a series of caves below Wellington Wines' very own cellar.
The grapes for the La Cave Pinotage comes from two single vineyards with a yield of less than 5 tons per hectare. The grapes are meticulously hand-selected from the very best vineyard blocks and the grapes are gently handled in the cellar with minimal disruption. Fruit was picked at optimum maturity and fermented dry on the skins at 26 degrees Celsius in open fermenters with regular punch downs. Full malolactic fermentation was allowed in new French barrels and matured for 18 months.