Working with nature allows us to experience its cycle every year. Vines awaken from their rest in spring, growing and producing fruit until the next winter when they sleep again. This cycle is also evident through our bio-dynamic practices that we follow at Waterkloof. Circle of Life is inspired by this cycle, which exists not only on Waterkloof, but throughout life.
Our focus over the last six years has always been on getting a better understanding of Waterkloof and the individual characters of its vineyards. We discovered that vineyards from different parts of Waterkloof produced wines that were stylistically very different. Through our single varietal, Waterkloof and Circumstance labels we have always tried to allow these vineyards to express their individuality.
Conversely, our objective with Circle of Life has been to produce two blends which encapsulate all the varying terroir characteristics and grape varietals within Waterkloof. Thus, rather than being constrained by a traditional blending style, for example a Bordeaux or Rhone blend, we have instead produced two wines that are not driven by varietal or a specific parcel of the vineyard, but are instead wines that reflects the totality, philosophy and specificity of Waterkloof.