Lourens River Valley is Morgenster's sibling label and was the first of the Estate's wines to be made in its new state of the art cellar in 1999. Winemaker Marius Lategan spent a vintage with Pierre Lurton at Chateaux Cheval Blanc, the revered winery in Saint Émilion. "Their strict management of phenolic and tannin components from the vineyard to maturation made a life-long impression on me," he commented. Morgenster's exacting focus on quality combined with a specific philosophy for Lourens River Valley wine delivers remarkable elegance combined with terrific potential to age. The philosophy begins with vineyard selection from sites above 200m, on NW facing slopes that attract a maritime influence from False Bay which preserves the delicate fruit.