Heritage

History

Today Annex Kloof Wines is a family project, belonging to the Basson Family, in the beautiful Paardeberg area in the Swartland, but it all started four generations back when greatgrandfather Matthys planted the first vineyards around 1907 and started making wine in 1910. In 2005 Hugo Basson who inherited his great-grandfathers wine making talent, decided to start making his own wine again and today there are 7 grandsons to fill the shoes of there dads and continue the AnnexKloof legacy.
Annex Kloof is the name of Hugo’s great-grandfather’s original farm, which existed since 1906. The name has the beautiful descriptive meaning of “where the gorges meet”

 

Philosophy

When Hugo is not busy making wine, you will find him in the vineyards, farming with his father and two brothers.
At Annex Kloof you are welcomed by this winemaker in a warm typical farm-style way called SWARTLAND HOSPITALITY!

About his wines, Hugo says, “I am looking for something classical and elegant and full of natural fruitiness. Due to the Swartland’s perfect climate to create these characteristics in a wine, I do not need too much oak to give the wine structure.

“I believe oak should be like a women’s make-up, soft and elegant and supporting the real beauty instead of killing it!”

The aim of Hugo’s wines is …. ELEGANT, YET POWERFUL!