Rijk's Private Cellar

Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit are the hallmarks of the wines of Rijk’s Private Cellar. Fine food wines are produced here to satisfy the most sophisticated palates. Pierre Wahl is Diners Club's winemaker of the year 2016.


Golden hued and full bodied, with aromas of winter melon, peach and pine nut. A well-rounded, creamy palate with great wood integration ensures a palate full of pleasures and a long finish.
Platter: ****, Michelangelo - Gran D'Or
Lovely aromas of melon and quince on the nose with hints of golden delicious apple. The full bodied, creamy palate is layered with flavours of peach and apricot and finishes with a lively acidity. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide range of dishes completes this superb wine.
Will reward fans with fully ripe, barrel-fermented chenins with brush of sweetness. Youthful yet drinks well already.
Platter: ****
Golden hued and full bodied. Well balanced with an attractive complex nose with tropical to dry apricot and almond aromas. The wood spices compliments the fruit and adds structure on the rich and creamy palate. Full bodied and has a lasting exotic sweet- sour tang on the finish. Superb fine dining wine.
PINOTAGE (Touch of Oak) *201412.55
Nose explodes with aromas of cranberry and subtle hints of mulberry and vanilla spice. The lively palate is rich and creamy and finishes with smooth and well matured tannins. Gentle presence of oak on nose and palate supports this delicious wine.
Rich and intense red colour. Vibrant nose of red fruit, brambleberry, ripe cherry and cranberry. These delicious aromas carry through onto a rich, creamy palate that is finished off with well balanced refined tannins. The well integrated oak lends subtle wood spices which compliments the fruit.
Top 10 Pinotage SA Wines Class.
Deep red colour has intense red fruit aromas of cherry, strawberry and cranberry with underlying coconut and cinnamon spice on the nose. These exquisite aromas carry through onto a rich, creamy lingering palate. Silky well integrated and elegant tannins shows the perfect harmony and balance. Superb fine dining wine.
Top 10 Pinotage SA Wines Class.
Rich and intense red colour. Vibrant and complex nose of mulberry, dark chocolate and some hints of fynbos perfume. Pinotage adds the fruit and richness, while Syrah adds the structure and spice. The mid palette is creamy and finishes with well-rounded mature tannins. Well-integrated oak lends subtle wood spices which compliment the fruit. 67% Pinotage 33% Syrah
This noble wine from a great 2007 vintage shows an enchanting deep red colour and aromas of prunes, bay leaf and liquorice. There is a lively acidity with a youthful tannin structure that keeps this wine fresh and vivacious. The palate is broad, creamy and has a lasting aftertaste.
Platter: ****, Parker: 91, IWR: 91
Exceptional deep red colour. Complex nose of white and black pepper spices with bramble and black fruit undertones. Vibrant acid level which carries through onto a multi-layered rich palate rounded off by smooth silky tannins. The integration of oak spice and tannin add depth and complexity. Superb fine dining wine.
ESTATE SYRAH *200730.45
Intense deep red colour. The nose explodes with aromas of coriander, liquorice and cloves. The wine's broad mouth feel is kept fresh by beautiful refined tannins. A subtle use of oak compliments its natural character. Won a Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2010.
Platter: ****, IWR: 91