Between Malmesbury and Paarl in the Paardeberg area of Swartland you will find this ‘ruby in the dust.’ Annex Kloof is approximately 83km north of Cape Town near the coast and boasts a warm climate. They are a family business that has been in the same hands for four generations since the first vineyards were planted in 1906.
The winery today is in the very capable of hands of Hugo Basson and his wife Miwette. Hugo inherited his great grandfather Matthys’ wine making talent and passion and has kept the name of the original farm Annex Kloof, which means ‘where the gorges meet.’
After a tour of Argentina in 1991 Hugo fell in love with Malbec and has become the self-proclaimed Malbec King of South Africa with the first clone being planted at Annex Kloof in 1997. Along with Annex Kloof Malbec and the Xenna range Hugo always implements his philosophy ‘elegant, yet powerful’ into his wonderful wines. www.annexkloofwines.co.za