The spectacular Springfield estate is a must-visit when in the Robertson Wine Valley. This family-run farm is owned by ninth-generation descendants of French Huguenots, who are said to have come to South Africa from the Loire in 1688. Brother-and-sister team Abrie and Jeanette Bruwer pay homage to their family’s long tradition by making wine in a time-honoured style. This means they make sure at least 80 per cent of the harvest is fermented with native yeast and that most of the wines are bottled unf iltered. DON’T FORGET TO TRY THE THUNDERCHILD, A RED BLEND CREATED TO RAISE FUNDS IN AID OF THE CHILDREN OF DIE HERBERG.