South Africa has always been regarded as a New World wine producing region, despite the fact that the first grapes were pressed for winemaking in 1659. The Modern South African wine industry as we know it today could be said to be little over a decade old; apartheid rule isolated the country from international trading for decades and there have been remarkable developments and a rapid catch up since the advent of democracy in 1994. Between1995 to 1997 alone, exports increased by 335%.
There are now over 600 wine producers in South Africa, a figure that has doubled since 2000, and the country is now the ninth largest producer of wines worldwide. Empowerment has also been a key element in the development and today over 100,000 people from historically disadvantaged groups are now employed in the wine industry.
Characterised by a zesty grapefruit texture, the palate possesses a bracing mineral core, and thrilling fruit flavours of freshly sliced rock melon and ripe green figs. In harmony these elements create an amazingly intense, beautifully balanced wine with a sensationally long after taste.more
Bottle 75cl £13.50
Bottle 50cl £17.00
This easy drinking red wine is medium bodied with a distinct dark berry nose and dark chocolate, dried prunes and leather, complemented by soft tones of cedar wood. These aromas are carried through onto the palate, creating a well-balanced and structured wine. Ideal with red meats and pastas. Ready for drinking now, but will reward cellaring up to three years.more
Bottle 75cl £9.19 £5.89
Bottle 75cl £12.13
Bottle 75cl £12.13
Block A reveals the wonderful fruity character of Chenin Blanc. Aromas of pineapple, quinces and dried apricots are prevalent, enhanced by a distinct citrus note. The concentrated palate has tangy acidity; balanced by a subtle almond-like texture and wonderful length. With its shale soils, block S2 reveals an entirely different facet of Chenin Blanc, displaying a richer, fuller spectrum and...more
Bottle 75cl £25.14
This Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is made to be fun, fruity and fresh. The nose bursts with aromas of passion fruit, litchi, guava, pineapple, mango and green apples. The palate is fresh and fizzy with a fruit explosion. Sweet fruits linger on the aftertaste with a refreshing finish, perfect for a hot summer’s daymore
Bottle 75cl £13.12
The grapes for the Estate Sauvignon have been sourced from three premium wine regions. Aromas of lemon, asparagus and a refreshing salty note from the Olifantsrivier grapes. A rich palate from the lees contact, with mouthfilling citrus and gooseberry fruits with lemon peel, grapefruit and underlying minerality with a tangy salty note on the finish. Crisp acidity to finish.more
Bottle 75cl £13.13