To produce the Haarlem To Hope White B Vintners whole cluster pressing is carried out; fermentation and aging take place in old oak with rest on the lees for 10 months – only the Moscato has been fermented and aged in stainless steel, then assembled, naturally stabilized and bottled.
All the vineyards are planted in the Stellenbosch area, with vines of between 10 and 65 years on old and weathered soils of decomposed granite and/or table mountain sandstone, in close proximity to False Bay. The yield is only 6 to 8 ton per ha.
B Vintners is a joint venture between Bruwer Raats, owner and winemaker of Raats Family Wines and his cousin, Gavin Bruwer Slabbert, who joined Bruwer as winemaker and viticulturist in 2009. B Vintners focus on creating a small collection of single vineyard, hand-crafted wines. Minimal intervention, with an organic attitude towards the winemaking results in wines that are textural and complex. All the vineyards are distinct, in high-lying areas, close to the ocean and planted on weathered soils with the aim of capturing the heritage and terroir in the bottle. Minimal intervention, with an organic attitude towards the winemaking results in wines that are textural and complex.