Goedverwacht

Robertson, South Africa

Goedverwacht translates from Afrikaans as good hope – or great expectations, hence the labelling.

The du Toit family farm no less than 172 hectares of vines along the bends of the Breede river near Bonnievale.

The wines are made by father Jan in collaboration with son Gawie.  Jan once firmly told me his place in the world of wine in South Africa - "I farm for money, not with money" – distinguishing himself from all the supermarket owners, luxury goods merchants, bankers, jewellers or golfers who have bought wine estates in the Cape. Here there are indisputable economies of scale and modern practice, for example careful matching of variety to soil type and harvesting in the cool of the night and early morning. All three wines below benefit from a little oak influence.

The birds on the labels here are blue cranes. Antropoides Paradisea is the national bird of South Africa, once commonly sighted in the Breede River Valley but now an endangered species.
Jan Du Toit at Goedverwacht

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Goedverwacht, Great Expectations, Chardonnay, Robertson, 2020

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Goedverwacht, Great Expectations, Chardonnay, Robertson, 2020
Goedverwacht, Great Expectations, Chardonnay, Robertson, 2020

Our favourite wine at this estate - and one which has become more and more popular, even to the...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginSouth Africa

RegionRobertson

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeGDV120

GrapeChardonnay

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Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Shiraz, Robertson, 2018

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Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Shiraz, Robertson, 2018
Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Shiraz, Robertson, 2018

Pretty raspberry and vanilla scent. Bright berried fruit with a hint of earthiness. Excellent...

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Light > Full

OriginSouth Africa

RegionRobertson

ColourRed

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeGDV618

GrapeSyrah/Shiraz

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Goedverwacht, J & G Chardonnay, Robertson, 2018

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Goedverwacht, J & G Chardonnay, Robertson, 2018
Goedverwacht, J & G Chardonnay, Robertson, 2018

Goedverwacht translates from Afrikaans as "good hope".This Chardonnay is made by father Jan Du...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginSouth Africa

RegionRobertson

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeGDV318

GrapeChardonnay

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Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Crane Red, Merlot, Robertson, 2019

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Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Crane Red, Merlot, Robertson, 2019
Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Crane Red, Merlot, Robertson, 2019

From a vineyard with a high clay content which suits Merlot. It’s always made in a slightly...

Our Rating

Light > Full

OriginSouth Africa

RegionRobertson

ColourRed

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeGDV419

GrapeMerlot

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