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Bruwer Vintners

Haarlem to Hope 2022

Most Recent Accolades:
2022 – 91 Points Tim Atkin MW
2021 – 92 Points Tim Atkin MW
2021 – 93 Points Winemag

Embark on a journey from Haarlem to Hope with our exquisite creation, Haarlem to Hope 2022, meticulously crafted by Bruwer Vintners. This dry white wine pays homage to the enduring legacy of the early Dutch settlers who brought Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Blanc, and Muscat d’ Alexandrie to the Cape of Good Hope over three centuries ago.

Regular price R 325.00

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Wine Information

Aging potential: Revel in the delights of Haarlem to Hope now, or cellar it for 5 to 10 years to unlock its full potential.

Blend information: Experience the harmonious blend of 77% Chenin Blanc, 19% Semillon, 2% Muscat Blanc, and 2% Muscat d’ Alexandrie, a fusion that epitomizes the essence of our rich heritage.

Food suggestions: Pair Haarlem to Hope 2022 with sumptuous dishes like peri-peri pork belly, whole grilled yellowtail with ratatouille, or crispy artichoke for an unforgettable culinary experience.

In The Cellar

The vineyards are at an altitude of between 150 and 250 metres above sea level, on old and weathered soils of decomposed granite in Stellenbosch’s Polkadraai Hills.

These ancient and distinct soils of the Cape underpin the quality of this wine, producing a uniquely African white blend.


Aromas of fruit, spice and a touch of the granitic soil’s minerality, which follows through onto the palate, creates tension and excitement all at once.

Nectarine, quince and melon are given depth by touches of spice, lemongrass and ginger, while hints of florals provide a further dimension.

Time in older oak and concrete egg, with close lees contact, gives the wine breadth and depth on the palate and keeps the focus with a saline and savoury linger.

Tasting Notes

Haarlem to Hope 2022 captivates the senses with a vibrant bouquet of bright fruits, including nectarine, pear, and melon, intertwined with subtle hints of spice, lemongrass, and ginger.

Handling Of Wine

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Ageing Potential

8 to 10 years.,

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Blend Information

81% Chenin Blanc and 19% Semillon.

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Food Suggestions

Peri-peri pork belly / Whole grilled yellowtail and ratatouille /Crispy artichoke.

Bruwer Vintners

In celebration of their Bruwer family heritage cousins, Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer Slabbert created Bruwer Vintners Vine Exploration Company in 2014.

Their guiding mission is to craft exceptional wines showcasing its heritage, the unique terroir and, through this, create a new future for South African wine.


Raats Family Wines was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Polkadraai Hills as an official ward within Stellenbosch in 2007.  With its unique decomposed dolomite granite soils, proximity to the ocean and south facing slopes it allows for great depth of quality terroir, making itself known as producing some of the most exciting wines in the country. 

“What I was after was purity, freshness and lower alcohol levels.  This is precisely what the decomposed dolomite soils of Polkadraai Hills provides. Refined elegance and sophistication.  Classical winemaking at its best.” Bruwer Raats

Family Owned

Family-owned winery, crafting quality wines, nurtured from vineyard to cellar.


Rising gracefully from the vineyards in Polkadraai Hills Stellenbosch, Raats Family Wines stand in celebration of the unique dolomite granite soil of this tiny ward.

Founded in 2000 by visionary winemaker Bruwer Raats, in partnership with his cousin Gavin Bruwer Slabbert, Raats Family Wines specialize in Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc and has been crafting soil-driven wines of exceptional quality ever since.

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