Babylon's Peak Pinotage
Babylon's Peak
South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Swartland

Babylon's Peak winery, situated on the highest weathered granite slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain, is privately owned by the Basson family who has passed down the tradition, passion and art of winemaking over four generations. Predominantly low-yield dryland bushvines are selected to produce these excellent wines with distinctive character.

The Pinotage is dryland bushvines, planted on the highest south-east facing granite slopes on the farm. Due to its unique terroir, this vineyard ripens slowly over a very long period. This results in very dark color, soft tannins and good flavor compounds. The baboons normally harvest their quantity first and then the winery picks the rest!

Dark red color, with ripe plums and mocha on the nose. Dark fruit followed by spice on the palate. A well balanced wine with smooth integrated tannins.

Coastal Region - Swartland
Wine Type
100% Pinotage
Age of vines
25 years old
Soil type
The grapes were handpicked with great care and destalked only. A 48 hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract color and fruit. Skins were gently pressed after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation (MLF) took place in barrels. Once MLF was done, the wine spent a further 10 months French oak barrels.
4,000 (9-liter cases)

Lamb, bobotie and braaied red meat.

Reviews and News

2020 Babylon's Peak Pinotage - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - WE

2020 Babylon's Peak Pinotage - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts

"After a few minutes, aromas of spices and herbs slowly reveal in the glass. This Pinotage has layers of oak spice, juicy blackberries, cherries and bay leaves. The palate has a rounded texture, fresh acidity and a long finish. - Jesica Vargas"

- Wine Enthusiast (November 2023), 90 pts - BEST BUY


2017 Babylon's Peak Pinotage - 90+ PTS - IWR

2017 Babylon's Peak Pinotage - 90+ PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Semi-opaque. An outstanding value in South African Pinotage, the 2017 vintage shows an effusive nose of dark cherry, chocolate and tobacco. It’s big and rich in the mouth with flavors that evoke black raspberry and dark cocoa powder. Quite ripe in style with a long finish. At 14.5° alcohol, it’s a big wine. - Don Winkler"
- i-winereview.com (The Wines of Babylon’s Peak in South Africa’s Swartland, September 30th 2019), 90+ pts

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Producer Information: Babylon's Peak

Babylon’s Peak is a private cellar located on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountains between Malmesbury and Paarl. Four generations have farmed here, passing down their winemaking knowledge and passion ...
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