Wine of Origin Franschhoek
Our aim is to deliver a range of expressive wines that reflect our unique terroir as well as the passion of the winemaker and his small team:
The red wines, which brought Lynx instant success, are fruit driven and are best known for their smooth and elegant tannin structure.
The powerful Viognier that exemplifies what this exciting grape variety has to offer – luscious mouth feel, heaps of stone fruit on the nose and pallet, and floral notes to top it off.
The cult like Blanc de Noir that Europe can’t seem to get enough of, with its unique zesty freshness brought about by the early harvesting of the Merlot grape.
At Lynx all wines are grown, produced and bottled on the Estate. 2003 saw the maiden vintage, which immediately won acclaim when its Shiraz achieved 4˝ stars in the John Platter’s Guide, and its other two wines 4 stars each. Since then the range has grown and now stands at an impressive eleven wines. The wines have continued to perform well winning numerous gold awards, being placed in the top ten Shiraz’s in South Africa, and scoring 90 points in Wine Enthusiast (USA).
Situated on the foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains just outside Franschhoek, Lynx Wines is the smallest Wine Estate in the Valley producing less that 3500 cases per annum. The team is led by Owner/Winemaker Dieter Sellmeyer, ably assisted by Assistant Winemaker Helgard van Schalkwyk and Farm Manager Theunis Brandt.