Finding good SA Cabernet under R100 a bottle is a big ask, and yet…

IT’S VERY DIFFICULT to find a classified Cabernet Sauvignon in South Africa at under R100 a bottle these days – a wine of the quality that’s recognised with good reviews for several vintages over the past 10 years, let alone year after year. What you will find is a bunch of wines with interest value and some more than others – such as Jakkalsvlei of Herbertsdale on the edge of the Garden Route.

The following received good reviews in 2015 and the prices are those at the cellar door when surveyed during the course of the year, or approximate retail prices in the case of wineries that are closed to the public:


Alexanderfontein 2014 (Ormonde), Darling – R40
Brampton 2013, Stellenbosch – R65
David Frost 2014, Paarl – R45
Doolhof 2014, Wellington – R98
Durbanville Hills 2013 – R60
Het Vlock Casteel 2013, Riebeek Kasteel – R90
Jakkalsvlei 2013, Herbertsdale – R70
Koopmanskloof 2014, Bottelary/Stellenbosch – R37
Linton Park Proprietor’s Reserve 2010, Wellington – R95
Maastricht 2013, Durbanville – R80
Nuy Mastery 2013, Worcester – R95
Ormonde ‘Chip off the Old Block’ 2013, Darling – R59
Riebeek Cellars 2014, Riebeek Kasteel – R40
Rietvallei 2013 (Red), Robertson – R80
Robertson Winery Prospect Hill 2013 – R88
Van Zijl 2013 (Imbuko), Wellington – R50