Granietsteen (Afrikaans for Granite Stone and Granite Chenin) is registered Chenin blanc Single Vineyard and forms part of the site specific cultivar range. In the Lower Helderberg vicinity of Southern Stellenbosch. These are old dryfarmed (un-irrigated) bushvines planted on the South East aspect of the Sinai Hill slopes. Rooted in frail well drained and poor decomposed granite soils with a underlaying in-situ mother rock Granite subsoil, absent of any clay, this makes for an early ripening vineyard with vibrant tension in the flavours of the berries. At a mere 4 km from the Atlantic ocean to its South, this vineyard experiences a cooler Maritime climate with gentle breezes during ripening. Planted by brothers, Koos and Pieter Bredell, in 1978.