Approaching the estate on a winding road through canopies of trees in the Knorhoek Valley, quite suddenly you are there,
the Simonsberg mountains and hectares of vineyards both focusing and reframing your view but still, the estate keeps its full story a secret. It is a magical step-by-step revelation that changes with the seasons and the time of day.
In the months that are filled with the promise of summer, the driveway is an extended wall of pale pink roses, the ancient varietal revelling in the Stellenbosch heat. And there are more varietals that colour-pop against the vineyard greens. Pink, cerise, scarlet, white, lilac, apricot and butter yellow… the family patriarch Vitaly Gaiduk’s passion for the rose — second only to exceptional wine — is evident everywhere.
It is one of your first visual gifts on arrival at Quoin Rock.