SSV Hand Crafted Wines
grown with love & respect for the land

Dating back to 1682, Canettevallei Wine and Lavender Farm, is an old family farm, rich in heritage. Surrounded by natural beauty, it is here where we find inspiration and live out our passion to the full.

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OUR PASSION

Dedicated to the pursuit of exceptional wines

I was fortunate to grow up in the beautiful valley of Stellenboschkloof, wedged between Bottelary and Polkadraai Hills. 

After a few years working alongside my father in the vineyards and cellar, I decided to start my own business. The neighbouring farm Canettevallei that lies adjacent to the Ou Kaapse Hardepad, became home to my family and boutique winery called Super Single Vineyards (SSV). 

During my early years as a young winemaker, I learned from great mentors in St Emilion and Tuscany, the simple truth that a great vineyard makes a great wine. From that moment, my search for the best possible vineyards will never be complete – hence our name ‘Super Single Vineyards’.

Stellenbosch is the best area for the classic Bordeaux grape varieties that we use predominantly in PELLA, our Coastal range.

In 2004, we planted the first vineyard near the town of Sutherland in the Highland Karoo area, at an altitude of 1500m. We use these grapes for our Mount Sutherland range.

"Our mission at SSV is to always increase our quality, not our quantity."

From Our Family.
To Yours.

The biggest joys are hidden among the everyday. We make wine to celebrate them.

Canettevallei Wine and Lavender Farm, dating back to 1682, is an old family farm that lies tucked away in the quiet valley of Stellenboschkloof on the “Ou Kaapse Hardepad”.

Surrounded by natural beauty, it is here where the De Waal family find their inspiration from and live out their creativity to the full.

Love & Respect for nature from generation to generation

“SSV focuses on the production of handcrafted wines from specially selected single vineyards throughout the Western Cape and the newly allocated Sutherland-Karoo region. Our pursuit for the finest fruit is never at an end.”
Daniël de Waal – Proprietor and Winemaker

The Winemaker.

Daniël de Waal

Danie is a 9th generation winemaker, the De Waals have been making wine for five generations on Canettevallei. Danie traveled all over the world making wine. Merlot has been Danie’s favourite since he started to make wine back in 1991. He has been passionate since he was introduced to the cultivar during his internship at Château Angélus in St Emilion under the watchful eye of Hubert de Boüard. After that Danie went to the very well known Antinori family in Tuscany to further his studies

What makes our selected single vineyards, super?

Once we identify this potential (super) single vineyards we start by tasting and analysing the block on a micro-scale, row by row; creating a ‘blueprint’ of the activity of the vine. We then decide which specific parcels of that single vineyard stands out from the rest of the vineyard.

We then produce experimental batches (over a vintage or two) from those individuals selected parcels, executing the necessary canopy manipulations according to our (super) philosophy. Once we have reached the desired quality, we make it an official Super Single Vineyard. At this stage, SSV has included 11 certified single vineyards and 7 certified single heritage vineyards and we shall be adding more along the way.

Experience More At SSV

Canettevallei Wine and Lavender Farm, Stellenboschkloof Road, Stellenboschkloof

SSV_exterior

SSV Tasting Room

Monday – Saturdays 10:00 – 17:00

Closed on Public holidays

Canettevallei Lavender and farm shop - Laventelhaan

Monday – Saturdays 10:00 – 17:00

Closed on Public holidays

www.canettevalleilavender.co.za