Babylon’s Peak

Babylon’s Peak winery, situated in some of the highest weathered granite slopes of the Paardeberg mountain, is privately owned by the Basson family who has passed down the tradition, passion and art of winemaking over four generations since 1919. Fourth generation, Stephan Basson, has been farming these Swartland vineyards since 2003 when the Babylon’s Peak brand was born.

The Wine

The farm’s unique terroir in the Paardeberg is ideally suited to Rhône varietals and therefore it is the main focus. The soil is granite-based which contributes to the distinctive character of the wines. All the wines are grown, produced and bottled on the farm. With 350 HA under vine, Babylon’s Peak harvest 2 500 tons annually, with a red/white production ratio of 70/30.


Situated in the sought-after Swartland region, Babylon’s Peak produces a host of top quality varietals including Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Shiraz, Mourvédre, Grenache, Carignan and Pinotage.