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Wine Crush Wednesday: Jason’s Creek Cape Blend

Jason’s Creek, a classic Cape Blend, illustrates the story of Jason’s Hill in its revamped label design.

The top half represents the heritage of the farm, and the bottom half the farm as it is known today.

The heritage and name of the wine dates back to an old shepherd who cared for his flock of sheep in the mountains behind the farm, which is situated in the heart of the Slanghoek Wine Valley. The shepherd’s name was Jason, which is how Jason’s Hill came into being.

The label depicts the shepherd and his sheep in the mountains surrounded by flowers. The vineyards on the label represent the farmers who had started planting vines during that time. The bottom half represents the vineyards of today. These vineyards are more prominent on the label symbolising a thriving and successful estate.

The barrels and bottles are also significant of the current ownership. A quirky yet fun element on the label is the resident farm cat, who has become a welcome sight to visitors throughout the years, and is fondly referred to as Jason.

The eye catching label is befitting of the recently released Jason’s Creek 2015, which winemaker, Ivy du Toit, describes as being smooth and delightfully uncomplicated.

Made from a blend of Pinotage (50%), Petit Verdot (35%) and Tannat (15%), the wine displays flavours of succulent raspberry, cherry and hints of spice, resulting in well managed tannins.

Matured in French Oak barrels for 10 months the wine is ready to drink now, but will reach its full potential if left for a further eight to 12 years.

Enjoy on its own during the colder months or serve as a pairing to lamb, pork and even mushroom based dishes. The wine is also the perfect ingredient for a classic Sangria, which is best enjoyed during the winter.


The Jason’s Creek is available directly from the Tasting Room at R70 per bottle or from select outlets nationwide.

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