The High Road practices we embrace deliver excellent quality and this is our focus in the vineyard, through vinification and into the glass. This provides us with the exciting advantage of producing vintage specific wines using only the very best fruit sourced from vineyards which have been meticulously managed by ourselves from early pruning through harvesting.
Following the benchmark set by respected négociants from France, The High Road does not own any vineyards, but buy in premium quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec sourced from vineyards in the Golden Triangle, Stellenbosch, the jewel of South Africa’s wine producing region. Says co-owner, Les Sweidan, “Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is arguably the strongest red cultivar in South Africa, and I wanted that to be the backbone of our wines”.
The myriad of award certificates on the walls of the tasting room located at our cellar in Bosman’s Crossing, Stellenbosch, reflect the quality that is encapsulated in the brand, The High Road. Most notable are the number of Veritas Double Gold awards, Trophies for Bordeaux Blend of the Year from the prestigious Wine of the Month Club and The Taj Classic Wine Competition, Diamond awards from Winemaker’s Choice and Decanter scores of between 90-94 points, to mention a few.
From an ambitious dream conjured up during a holiday in France, to an award-winning successful wine producer today, we have certainly enjoyed taking ‘the high road’ since our first vintage in 2003.
Our wines are produced in celebration of a peaceful transition to democracy in South Africa.