Cape Winemakers Guild

Villiera Drip Barrel Cabernet Franc 2018

100% Cabernet Franc

Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

Ripe Cabernet Franc was crushed and destalked, followed by fermentation in a pump-over container to maintain the integrity of the skins. We were only interested in the Drip Barrels. This is the fermenting wine that drips out of the berries under the weight of the skins after drawing off. It is the heart of the wine. The juice is dark, clear, beautifully balanced and intense. The fermentation completed in a mix of new and used French oak barrels and after 18 months of maturation, it was bottled.

This is my version of the now trendy Cabernet Franc, from a mature block reflecting its terroir.

Tasting Notes: Intensely perfumed with dark berry fruit and integrated oak spice, with a hint of minerality. It is ripe with textured tannins and a long finish.

Ready for drinking from 2023 to 2030.

Winemaker: Jeff Grier – Resigned Member

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 6 500.00
  • Lowest: R 5 500.00
  • Average: R 6 214.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 60
  • Cases Auctioned 21


  • Alc: 14.50 vol%
  • RS: 2.30 g/l
  • TA: 5.90 g/l
  • pH: 3.40

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