On the slopes of the Simonsberg, one of South Africa's prime wine-growing areas for noble cultivars, the Laibach family from Germany practices sustainable and organic wine-farming since 1994.
The history of our wine farm can be traced back until the year 1818. Originally named "Good Success" and owned by Dutchman Daniel Johannes van Ryneveld from Amsterdam, this vast farm extended to most of the catchment area in the valley enclosed by the Simonsberg, Kanonkop and Klapmutsberg. Later on it was divided in three farms: Warwick, De Goede Suces and the remainder of the farm Good Success, which has become Laibach in 1994, when entrepreneur Friedrich Laibach realized his 30-year dream of owning a vineyard.
Today the deep red soils have been replanted with virus-free new clones and a new winery has been built. The picturesque Laibach vineyards are flanked by the renowned vineyards of Kanonkop, Warwick and Lievland.
Laibach supports a community development project for underprivileged, neglected, abused and orphaned children in South Africa: www.indawo-yentsikelelo.org
Ladybird White 68% chardonnay, 23% chenin Blanc, 9% Viognier
The wine shows a light straw color. Complex nose, with some hay and apricot prominent. Good complexity with some wood spice supported by a lush full bodied palate. Creamy with some lingering sweet fruit and lush harmonious palate. A blockbuster food wine that will complement rich seafood and risotto dishes.
Ladybird White 2009 fact sheet (pdf)
Ladybird White 2009 shelf talker (pdf)
Ladybird Red 54% Merlot, 20% Cab. Sauv., 17% Cab. Franc, 9% Petit Verdot
A beautiful dark color. Lovely flavors with oodles of fruit and concentration. White milk chocolate with hints of wild berry, spice and leather. Medium bodied with sleek almost velvety tannins, with a good structure and great length. Enough complexity, identity and natural tannin to last 5–7 years after the vintage. Will complement meat, poultry and rich game dishes.