Ashbourne Sandstone 2020

Ashbourne Sandstone 2020

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Founded in 1996 by Anthony Hamilton Russell and located on a beautiful 64 hectare property in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on the eastern border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards. 

Ashbourne - The property is named after Anthony’s great, great grandfather Lord Ashbourne who was Lord Chancellor of Ireland in the late 1800’s.

“Ashbourne began as a quest to make something extraordinary out of Pinotage in ancient, unusually clay-rich, shale-derived soils. It remains our goal to grow and make unusual, age-worthy, classically styled wines with a true South African personality, that belong in the company of the world's benchmarks.” Anthony Hamilton Russell

Notes and Reviews

Château Tasting

This is an innovative white blend that captures the most beautiful possible expression of the sandstone-derived soils in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Free by design of excessively dramatic varietal fruit, the focus of the wine is on bright, hard minerality, salinity and vibrant natural acidity, coated by a full and gentle viscosity derived from a unique endemic yeast and the method of vinification, not from high alcohol. Nearly three decades of family experience have gone into this blend.

Product Details



Grape Varieties

51% Sauvignon blanc 24% Chardonnay 25% Semillon



Age of Vines

20 years old




Chardonnay fermented in Ceramic Eggs, Semillon neutral barrel fermented, Sauvignon blanc fermented in Terracotta Amphorae - for 5 months

Soil Type

Table Mountain Sandstone derived soil