A GLASS OF WINE FOR THE OUT­DOOR

SA Jagter Hunter - - NEWS -

R­he­boks­kloof Wine E­sta­te in Paarl is well-kno­wn a­mongst wine lo­vers, out­door ent­hu­si­as­ts and fa­mi­lies as a pla­ce w­he­re pre­mi­um wi­nes can be en­joy­ed in an out­door en­vi­ron­ment.

The co-o­w­ner of R­he­boks­kloof, Al­bé La­ker, is an a­vid cam­per, and es­pe­ci­al­ly en­joys ge­ta­ways to Botswa­na and Na­mi­bia, but the chal­len­ge of trans­por­ting his fa­vou­ri­te wi­nes o­ver rough ter­rain in the tra­di­ti­o­nal pack­a­ging ma­de him think of al­ter­na­ti­ves. As a born in­no­va­tor he u­ni­ted his en­gi­neer­ing back­ground and pas­si­on for qua­li­ty wine to find the so­lu­ti­on: pre­mi­um wine in a 187ml pouch.

The wine pouch is the re­sult of ma­ny hours of re­se­arch to i­den­ti­fy the most ap­pro­pri­a­te ma­te­ri­al and fil­ling pro­cess to pro­tect the qua­li­ty of the wine. With sa­ving ne­ar­ly 50% weig­ht and 30% spa­ce, the out­door ent­hu­si­as­ts will al­so be thril­led a­bout the e­ner­gy sa­ving in cool­ing the wine pou­ches. A pouch weighs 2g com­pa­red to a bott­le’s 150g/187ml.

The wine is packa­ged in boxes of twel­ve pou­ches and wine lo­vers can choo­se be­t­ween S­hi­raz and C­har­don­nay. The pou­ches are lig­ht in weig­ht and small to sto­re. It is al­so mo­re en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly than glass bott­les.

Con­nois­seurs do not ha­ve to fe­ar that the qua­li­ty would be neg­lected. It is ex­act­ly the sa­me pre­mi­um wine as in the R­he­boks­kloof S­hi­raz and C­har­don­nay 750 ml bott­les.

The pou­ches are i­de­al for 4x4, horse-ri­ding, bo­a­ting and fis­hing trips, hi­king, pi­cni­cs and e­ve­nings by the camp fi­re. It is al­so the so­lu­ti­on for w­hen the need ex­is­ts for on­ly one glass of pre­mi­um wine inste­ad of ha­ving to o­pen a bott­le of wine.

The R­he­boks­kloof S­hi­raz and C­har­don­nay are the main cul­ti­vars that are plan­ted on the farm and it is ma­de with ex­tra pas­si­on and ca­re by the wi­ne­ma­king te­am. * For mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on or to pla­ce an or­der send an e­mail to wine@r­he­boks­kloof.co.za

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