With the Festive Season just around the corner, Haute Cabriere has given their iconic range of wines a new look. Working together with a design team, the newly-packaged range features a refreshed logo and packaging.

It’s been 25 years since the Von Arnim family launched the Haute Cabriere wine range, including its signature Chardonnay Pinot Noir blend. According to family matriarch Hildegard von Arnim, 1994 was an unusually dry and warm harvest, which led to a higher sugar content in the grapes. This in turn led to a wine with a higher than usual alcohol content, which meant it couldn’t be used as the base for the Pierre Jourdan Methode Cap Classique.

Founder and then Cellar Master Achim von Arnim, decided to bottle this Chardonnay Pinot Noir blend as a still wine, which was unheard of at the time. ‘We like to think of this wine as South Africa’s original Chardonnay Pinot Noir – African sunshine in a bottle,’ says Hildegard von Arnim.

The Chardonnay Pinot Noir’s distinctive golden-yellow screwtop cap has been adopted as the Haute Cabriere brand colour. The new-look Haute Cabriere will be available in shops as well as at the cellar door in time for the holidays.