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In 1978 Pietie Marais, the third generation of the family and owner of this wine farm in Robertson, married his wife of Irish descent, Liz.

She not only bore him three sons, but brought with her an omen of good luck, hope and love…

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HISTORY

The Marais family are seventh generation descendants of the French Huguenots, arrived in South Africa in the late 1600’s

When the family first arrived in the area more than 100 years ago…

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BOUTIQUE WINES

Cloverfield has about 110 hectares under vine, mainly Chardonnay and Shiraz.

 There are also Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Colombar, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Cinsaut, Semillon and Petite Verdot...

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ABOUT

In 1978 Pietie Marais, the third generation of the family and owner of this wine farm in Robertson, married his wife of Irish descent, Liz. She not only bore him three sons, but brought with her an omen of good luck, hope and love.

It is precisely these elements portrayed by the four leaf clover, that is now symbolized through the family emblem. The four leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of good luck with its origin ages old. One leaf is for HOPE, the second for FAITH, the third for LOV E and the fourth for LUCK.

 In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: “If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing.” The mystique of the four leaf clover continues today, since finding a real four leaf clover is still a rare occurrence and omen of good luck.

OUR HISTORY

 The Marais family, seventh generation descendants of the French Huguenots who arrived in South Africa in the late 1600’s has farmed in the Robertson Valley for more than a hundred years. When the family first arrived in the area, it was thought that conditions were unsuitable for the growing of grapes. Sheep and ostriches were the main farming activities.

The Cloverfield section of the farm was bought by Pieter Marais in 1917 from his neighbor Duncan Barry. The old oak tree still standing is the only evidence of a shepherd’s hut that once stood there. The discovery of cold fermentation soon showed that exceptional wines could be made here.

The Marais family became pioneers in wine making in the Robertson area, producing their first wines in 1945.

 In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: “If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing.” The mystique of the four leaf clover continues today, since finding a real four leaf clover is still a rare occurrence and omen of good luck.

BOUTIQUE WINE

The Marais family has about 110 hectares under vine. Mainly Chardonnay and Shiraz are grown here, but there are also Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Colombar, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Cinsaut, Semillon and Petite Verdot.

 The vineyards lie between the Langeberg Mountain in the north and the Breede River in the south. There are two main soil types – one rich in lime, the other a very fertile alluvial soil found along the banks of the river.

The area surrounding Cloverfield is blessed with a healthy and generous climate.

 It is cold during the winter and this ensures even budding and ripening and good fruit. Though rainfall is not high, the rains fall late during the winter and this helps the grapes at the start of the growing season. Warmer conditions prevail in November and December, but then the cooling south-east winds from the Indian Ocean blow in across the valley.

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BULK WINES

WHITE BULK WINE CULTIVARS

 Colombar

Novelle

Sauvignon Blanc

Chardonnay

Chenin

PinotGriss

RED BULK WINE CULTIVARS

 Shiraz

Merlot

Petit Verdot

Cinsaut

At Cloverfield we offer a wide range of Bulk Wines both in Red and White Cultivars. Please contact us direct for pricing and Volumes.

CLOVERFIELD PRIVATE CELLAR 

Email sales@cloverfield.co.za

 Tel +27(0) 23 626 4118   Fax +27(0) 23 626 3203

 P.O. Box 429 Robertson 6705

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