In the majestic valley, nature provides the heart and soul, while the owners of Wyma Vineyard, Gerrit & Lesley Wyma, together with the wine makers, conspire to produce the luxurious and seductive wine.
From the vine to the cellar, Cape Hutton wines embodies a harmonious blend between man and environment. This is a romantic relationship, its essence is derived from passion, and gives rise to the call: inspire, imagine and indulge.
The inspirational vineyard, set in the beautiful Blaauwklippen Valley in Stellenbosch, is the enriching expression that introduces an interlude for romance – a love affair between exceptional award winning wine, and the people behind it.
Gerrit and Lesley became very interested the soil type on their farm. The previous owner, Tesman Beyers, a soil scientist, planted the seed so to speak. This led to doing a bit of research. Dawid Saayman, also a soil scientist, happily indulged their curiosity. Their particular soil type was first discovered in Natal and later linked to a very small area in Stellenbosch, on the Blaauwklippen road. Hutton is the name of the soil on the farm and is one of the most important soil types for growing vines. Derived from granite, it is a brown soil, which has excellent physical properties, such as good drainage and water holding. Hutton (Oakleaf) soils are typically situated at altitudes of 150–400m and is well known for producing quality wines.
The cellar at Cape Hutton was designed and strategically positioned at the foot of the vineyards, a stone’s throw away from the main farmhouse. The cellar plays a pivotal role in the growth phase of the wine, since it is here that the wine grows in stature through complex development, establishing its ultimate character and quality.