Bartinney wine estate is situated on the dramatic slopes of the Helshoogte Pass overlooking the beautiful Banghoek Valley in Stellenbosch – The farm produces ‘wine made on a mountain’ as their marketing says – and pretty good vino at that.
Owned and run by passionate husband and wife team Michael and Rose Jordaan., Bartinney has become known for planting more than just vines. Thanks to eco-warrior Rose, more than 5000 indigenous trees and fynbos have been planted on thirteen hectares of rehabilitated land that was previously a pine and gum plantation. She’s also established a plantation of critically-endangered blushing brides, a protea-like shrub with beautiful ivory-pink flowers that only occurs in the region.
Rose has plans for a nursery to help restore and protect neglected slopes on the farm, and thanks to her efforts Bartinney received Champion status in the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) in September 2010.