Newton Johnson Vineyards

Newton Johnson Vineyards is owned and managed by the Newton Johnson family. The farm is based in the upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half’s drive out of Cape Town.  This is a popular tourist destination, famous for some of the most spectacular land-based whale watching in the world lush indigenous fynbos, a floral kingdom, home to 1500 species and exclusive to the Cape, mountain walks and bike trails.It is not only home to this special family but, in the words of Neal Martin, “to some of the best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs you will find in the Capelands”.

WINE TASTING AT NEWTON JOHNSON

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Our Story

Newton Johnson Vineyards is owned and managed by the Newton Johnson family. The farm is based in the upper Hemel en Aarde Valley near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half’s drive out of Cape Town.

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Our Wines

The sloped vineyards face the southern winds of the cold Atlantic which couple freshness with the linearity and florals produced in the wines by our granite soils.

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Taste Our Wines

It is a discovery of this translation from our farm that encourages us to make wines free from the distortion of modern convention and convenience, wines with purity of flavour and natural expression.

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The Restaurant

Newton Johnson Vineyards is owned and managed by the Newton Johnson family. The farm is based in the upper Hemel en Aarde Valley near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half’s drive out of Cape Town.

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Our Winemakers

Gordon and Nadia Newton Johnson are the husband-and-wife winemaking team with experience of over 30 vintages between them. Growing up around some of the Cape’s leading edge winemakers as family friends, Gordon was immersed in the culture but only followed it closely after university.

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Our Vineyards

We undertook to limit our impact, create biodiversity, and ensure ongoing vitality. A priority was to plant superior vine material, free from the historically debilitating leafroll virus, through which we went to considerable lengths.

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WHITE WINES

Lucid ripe citrus and white peach are inured with ornate spices and lime zest. The fleshiness of the wine is counter balanced with mineral tones and gunflint. The brittle crunch in the structure hems in the lush texture, with an elongated thread of acidity resonating in the finish.

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PINOT NOIR

The Pinot Noir is the embodiment of our most definitive and consistent vineyard sites on the estate. Over the years every aspect of these vineyards has been detailed and fine-tuned in order to present their individual character and our relationship with this farm.

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ALBARIÑO

This is the first Albariño to be produced in South Africa, after the Newton Johnson family imported the vine material of this fragrant variety to the Cape with designs on establishing it as a harmonious pilgrim to the maritime conditions of the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

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REDS

The Newton Johnson Red Wine is how we define this jagged landscape on the bottom slopes of Newton Johnson. Robust vines like Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, thrive in this type of rocky soil. We were encouraged to discover bright and invigorating wines with compact black fruit, spice, perfume, and sophisticated tannins.

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