If Wikipedia's to be believed, there's quite the story behind the name.
Hermanus, of whale-watching fame, used to be called Hermanuspietersfontein. But the name had to be shortened because it was too long for the postal service (as if the postal service should've ever been given that kind of power).
Which begs the question, how did Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, a legitimate and delightfully unpronounceable town in Wales, manage to sneak in under the radar?
Hermanuspietersfontein (the wine) uses the name in all its glory. Because it doesn't have to comply to postal service rules.
Nestled between the mountains some 50km’s from Cape Agulhas and a mere 25km’s across Walker Bay on a clear day – from Hermanus’ Old Harbour – the highest peak you’ll see across the bay is our farm… Constituting the heart of Sondagskloof – a cool climate area – where the average temperature is two degrees Celcius cooler than the rest of the Walker Bay district. Courtesy the naturally challenging topography, our vineyards reap the welcoming benefits of those cool Atlantic Ocean breezes that ultimately deliver an elegant range of European style wines for your enjoyment. The expression of altitude and exposure to the prevailing South Easterly winds initiates the distinctive microclimate bestowing upon Sondagskloof’s Sense of Place. Wine Maker: Wilhelm Pienaar
What is Sondagskloof?
While the cool climatic conditions bring out the natural acidity and high content clay soils offer minerality for our farm to deliver a range of elegant European styled wines.
Who is Sondagskloof?
As the only active wine-producing farm in Sondagskloof we believe Good Earth makes Better Wine and are proud to be Wines of Origin Sondagskloof.
Sheep tells a Real Story
Was it not for these woolly little creatures we wouldn’t have a story to tell … the story of Hermanuspietersfontein, however, is fact not fable. Overberg farmers of the early 1800’s preferred their children to be schooled in Dutch, forerunner of Afrikaans. They paid farm teacher Hermanus Pieters in sheep, which grazed at a spring under the Milkwood trees near the sea. In 1855, long after his passing, the village was founded in his honour, only for the postmaster in 1902 to shorten the name to Hermanus.
150 years later we relived the past by naming our cellar brand Hermanuspietersfontein and decided a sheep should tell our modern day tales. In memory of Hermanus Pieters and the passion of the people of the 1800’s we committed our wine names and labels to be exclusively Afrikaans.
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We rarely hold stock. Our partners deliver exactly what we need, after a deal has run. That way we keep our costs down, prices low and everybody (including you) happy.
We're not like other online shops with a fixed catalogue and tons of stock. Instead, most of our products never come back to our website again. That’s how we want it, as it keeps us fresh and unpredictable (win #1).
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