At Laibach Vineyards we are committed to producing wines of outstanding quality, that best reflect the unique terroir and the microclimate of the Simonsberg ward near Stellenbosch, one of South Africa’s prime wine-growing areas for noble cultivars. Therefore we use a blend of tradition and innovation, adhering to a philosophy of continuous improvement.
Deep red soils anchor the vines at Laibach in a firm, sustaining embrace. Laibach’s 40 hectares of vineyards are planted on the North-East facing slopes of the Simonsberg that offer an excellent angle for sun exposure, the key to photosynthetic efficiency and flavour development.
Since 1994 we replanted the entire vineyards to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Chardonnay. Through meticu-lous pruning we limit each vine to an average of 16 buds versus the typical 36 buds per vine. In our new vineyards, very little has been left to chance – aside from the weather. A substantial portion of our grapes is grown organically under the supervision of Ecocert. A myriad of Ladybirds is keeping the mealybugs under control.