During the Anglo-Boer war, 1899 to 1902, horses were imported to Cape Town from India and Argentina by the then British Colony to assist their war effort.
Due to their arduous journey, the horses first had to recuperate and acclimatize before they were sent to the front. This horse convalescent farm, known as the Stellenbosch Remount Camp, was situated on the farms De Hoop, Nooitgedacht and Geluksoord just north of Stellenbosch. Once suitably recovered, the horses were driven to town and sent north by train from the Stellenbosch Station.
Some 100 years later, this very land is the source of The War Horse Chenin Blanc vines. The terroir and cool Stellenbosch climate provide the perfect conditions to produce this fine Chenin Blanc with its aromas of unripened apples and pears. Tactile, subtle sweet dried apricots and honey are perfectly balanced by an elegant mineral finish.