A cool growing season in the vineyards on Stellenbosch’s Helderberg, home of Alto Estate, resulted in immense concentration in the grapes harvested for the making of Alto’s Estate Blend from the 2022 vintage. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Shiraz (30%) and Cabernet Franc (10%), the Alto Estate Blend harnesses the three grape varieties for which Alto has become known since vineyards were first planted here over 100 years ago.


Journey’s End Vineyards, the boutique winery and vineyard situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, has some exciting news to share. Managing Director, Rollo Gabb says, “We are delighted to launch our very first sparkling wine, a Brut Reserve Cap Classique - just in time for Christmas - to celebrate Journey’s End’s 25th anniversary and 50 years of Cap Classique production.”