A.A. Badenhorst

AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28ha of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.

The property is owned by the dynamic and good looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. They are originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence. Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930′s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.

Adi Badenhorst
Andre Adriaan Badenhorst’s grandfather was the general manager at Groot Constantia for 46 years. His father was born there and farmed on neighboring Buitenverwachting and Constantia Uitsig for many years.  Adi grew up between the vineyards and spent his time picking (stealing) grapes. “It all started when Jean Daneel, then winemaker at Buitenverwachting, let me make my first wine when I was thirteen,” Adi recalls.

After completing his studies at Elsenburg, Adi worked a few harvests at Chateau Angelus, Alain Graillot in the north Rhone, France and Wither Hills in New Zealand and did stints at local cellars Simonsig, Steenberg, Groote Post and nine years as winemaker at the esteemed Stellenbosch estate, Rustenberg.

In 2008 he packed it all in and bought a 60-hectare piece of land in the Paardeberg with his cousin Hein. They now proudly farm together, practice biological farming and make natural wines in the traditional manner.

On Kalmoesfontein it is back to basics, using traditional winemaking equipment and old cement kuipe. “We make wines with immense character. We’re using what we can afford. We are making the best wines we can. And we are having great experiences. I want to make something, involving interaction from my family.”

Today Adi Badenhorst is an award winning winemaker, member of the Cape Winemakers Guild, founding member of the Swartland Revolution and Swartland Independent, proud dad to Samuel Sunnyskies & Ana Kalander and ever evolving Vigneron.

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A.A. Badenhorst Red Blend 2014
Article code ADIREDBLEND14
* €26,95 * SRP
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The aromas are brooding with complex notes of pepper, liquorice, perfume and black cherries.
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A.A. Badenhorst Red Blend 2014
The aromas are brooding with complex notes of pepper, liquorice, perfume and black cherries.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €35,93 / Liter
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A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2016
Article code ADICHENIN16
* €10,95 * SRP
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The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes.
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A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2016
The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes.
*€10,95*SRP
Unit price: €14,60 / Liter
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A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2014
Article code ADISECRED14
* €10,50 * SRP
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The aromas are perfumed, peppery, spicey, smokey and exhibit ripe red fruit notes.
A.A. Badenhorst
A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2014
The aromas are perfumed, peppery, spicey, smokey and exhibit ripe red fruit notes.
*€10,50*SRP
Unit price: €14,00 / Liter
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A.A. Badenhorst White Blend 2014
Article code ADIWHITE14
* €26,95 * SRP
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Perfume, spice, tea, stone fruit and citrus blossoms are some of the notes that can be detected. In the mouth the texture and ripeness and gentle tannins result in a wine that has incredible length and complex flavour profile.
A.A. Badenhorst
A.A. Badenhorst White Blend 2014
Perfume, spice, tea, stone fruit and citrus blossoms are some of the notes that can be detected. In the mouth the texture and ripeness and gentle tannins result in a wine that has incredible length and complex flavour profile.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €35,93 / Liter
A.A. Badenhorst
AA Badenhorst Secateurs Rosé 2014
Article code SECATEURSROSE14
* €9,50 * SRP
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The aromas are complex red fruits, spice, rose water.
A.A. Badenhorst
AA Badenhorst Secateurs Rosé 2014
The aromas are complex red fruits, spice, rose water.
*€9,50*SRP
Unit price: €12,67 / Liter
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Caperitif
Article code CAPERITIF
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From the cellar of Kalmoesfontein and the mountain slopes of the Paardeberg we bring you Caperitif.
A.A. Badenhorst
Caperitif
From the cellar of Kalmoesfontein and the mountain slopes of the Paardeberg we bring you Caperitif.
*€21,95*SRP
Unit price: €30,53 / Liter