Our South African Wines

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Visit  Axe Hill

Gary and Kathy Jordan, producers of Bradgate, have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. The 146 hectare Stellenbosch property was purchased in 1982 and has undergone an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes.

Visit  Jordan Stellenbosch
  • Bradgate Chenin/ Sauvignon
    Tropical pear flavors of Chenin Blanc complement the green fig and green pepper intensity of grassy Sauvignon Blanc, balanced by a crisp, elegant finish. Stollenbosch regions  Tech sheet
  • Bradgate Syrah
    A complex flavor spectrum of violets, sweet ripe plums and wild scrub with nuances of crushed pepper and bay leaf. Maturation in oak adds a spicy smokiness to the savory fruitcake finish.  Tech sheet

De Trafford Winery is situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm set at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch. In addition to grapes grown on Mont Fleur, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc grapes have been sourced from 3 vineyards in the Helderberg and Stellenbosch Mountain area to produce grapes with highly concentrated, balanced flavour from naturally low yielding vines.

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It started as an socio-economic empowerment venture, where the idea was to rely on available skills amongst the workers - the members of the Fair Valley Association all have long years of experience in grapes, wine production, packaging etc, and it was only natural for them and for Charles Back, the owner of Fairview, to utilize their expertise and make a successful business out of it.

Visit  Fairvalley

 

  • Jardin Mellifera Reserve 2008
    100% Riesling. Delicate, floral and fresh ripe apricot bouquet with a limey citrus twist. Sun-dried peach and apricot flavours with a well-balanced acidity add elegance to the long rich finish.   Tech sheet

Paul Cluver Wines Located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley, this family-owned and operated winery has been in the Cluver family since 1896. Its vineyards are located within the 2000+ hectare UNESCO World heritage site, the Kogelberg Reserve. The wines reviewed here are part of Paul Cluver's portfolio of cool climate wines and are excellent examples of fine winemaking.

Visit  Paul Cluver
  • Paul Cluver Pinot Noir
    The color is deeper that previous vintages-beautiful garnet. The nose is a combination of pepper and red berry, wild mushroom, wild berry compote with a slight meatiness. The palate is a continuation of all found on the nose with the addition of a salty, aniseed character.  Tech sheet
  • Paul Cluver Riesling Close Encounter
    Midway between a German Kabinet and Spatlese in style. The color is pale with a beautiful green apple tint. The nose is quite expressive with flavors ranging from Granny Smith apples and lime to citrus peel with gentle floral tones.  Tech sheet
  • Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir
    This wine has this essence, substantiated by its natural acidity. The natural acidity makes it a perfect partner with a diversity of dishes. Game fish, game birds and venison work very well, as does grilled beef and strong, hard cheese.  Tech sheet

The Seven Sisters wine brand evolved from its association with the seven Brutus sisters of Paternoster. The Brutus family lived in a small fishing village on the western coast. The wines, carefully selected to match the styles and personalities of each sister, celebrate their bond and devotion to one another, a fitting tribute to sisterhood indeed!

Visit  Seven Sisters

A beautiful pioneering wine estate in the middle of nowhere at the end of a long, dusty, bumpy road at the Southern tip of Africa. Most of the Sijnn vineyards are based on soils with a combination of alluvial deposits on the Bokkeverd shale base, balancing intensity and structure with aromatic complexity and finesse. These complex soils encourage a deep root system, and low growth and low yield giving rise to intense, complex wines of great individual character.

Visit  Sijnn
  • Sijnn Red Blend
    Flagship blend of Syrah; Mourvedre; Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira. Matured for 2 years in 700l French oak barrels. Medium deep red. Slate, wild berries, herbs and a spicy leafiness on the nose. Soft, though quietly substantial palate with real complexity. Drink 4 to 10 years. Ideal with hearty casseroles or grilled meat.  Tech sheet

Citrusdal Wines produces own-label lines for a number of leading chains internationally, as well as producing its signature Six Hats range of Fairtrade wines since 2009.

Visit  Citrusdal Wines
  • Six Hats Cabernet Sauvignon
    Dark red, ripe blackcurrant aromas, with a soft complexity & hints of mint chocolate. Ideal companion with rich casseroles, roasts and venison.  Tech sheet
  • Six Hats Chardonnay
    A well rounded wine with rich red apple aromas and juicy pineapple flavors. Some citrus and vanilla on the aftertaste. Enjoy with poultry of Asian cuisine.   Tech sheet
  • Six Hats Chenin Blanc
    Fresh, tropical fruit with aromas of peach & pineapple. A refreshing acidity combined with fruits and spiciness on the palate. Enjoy as an aperitif, seared tuna or spicy Asian dishes.  Tech sheet
  • Six Hats Pinotage
    Bright red, with aromas of red fruit, spice & Christmas cake. A medium bodied wine with an intense red color and typical aromas of ripe strawberries and plums. Well balanced with soft oak and vanilla. Will be a good match with lamb curry or any dish with some spice.  Tech sheet
  • Six Hats Rose of Pinotage
    A burst of red fruit characteristics, makes this a juicy and easy drinking wine. Lingering strawberry is well balanced by refreshing acidity. The wine pairs well with seafood and spicy Asian cuisine.  Tech sheet
  • Six Hats Viognier
    Dried peach, apricot and floral aromas, with medium complexity. Ideal companion to a variety of cuisines from shellfish and sushi to fragrant and spicy oriental dishes.  Tech sheet

Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate is a picturesque 1000-hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Bot River Valley amongst fields of indigenous rynosterbos. The wine making process, similarly, adheres to principles of low intervention with a focus on capturing and retaining the essence of the vine and it's terrior.

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