Hermanus has more Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with the addition of the Godfrey family’s Chautara label. On the Hemel-en-Aarde Road beyond Creation there is a vineyard where 1 hectare of Chardonnay and 1 hectare of Pinot Noir are vinified and bottled under a new brand. The wine label depicts many stories brought back from Nepal where owner David Godfrey lived and worked as a member of the British Army. The wine gets its name from Chautara, a town in Nepal, about 330 kilometers from Kathmandu. Chataura also relates to a resting place of stone steps built around a tree – usually a peepal (sacred fig) or tulsi (holy basil) tree – providing oxygen and shade to tired travellers. There is more…stories of Shiva and Parvati, Hindu goddess of love and devotion.
The new addition to the Hermanus wine scene looks at providing a refreshing taste to visitors with a story that certainly is entertaining.