Hamilton Russell Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

by LEON KRIEL for Stellenbosch Vision December 2021

Part 4 of Stellenbosch Visio‘s exclusive discovery of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley’s vinous treasures…

View from the stables of the Hamilton Russell Vineyards barrel maturation cellar, built by Anthony in 1992.

The late Tim Hamilton Russell pioneered viticulture and winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, producing the region’s first wines four decades ago. Son Anthony took over the helm of Hamilton Russell Vineyards in 1991, continuing his father’s vision of creating world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a part of the Cape that had never grabbed anyone’s imagination as being wine country.

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