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The Return of Cecile

The Return of Cecile

“The Lady in White” is making her long-awaited return with the 2019 release! This Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect summer wine, lovely and bright wit...
2020 Wine Vision

2020 Wine Vision

With a new year comes a new selection of wines you can look forward to! Every month we will be releasing a new vintage or a new wine! In January yo...
New Release: Noble Nomad He Stole My Horse 2018

New Release: Noble Nomad He Stole My Horse 2018

Little is known about the legendary Noble Nomad. He arrived in Cape Town as a German soldier enjoyed his nomadic lifestyle and was an excellent hun...
New Release:  Reserve Mistral Rhone Blend 2015

New Release: Reserve Mistral Rhone Blend 2015

Only 4000 bottles produced of the Reserve Rhone Blend 2015.

Bright and inviting lashing crimson red,  perfumed notes of spices and violets, makes for a perfect introduction with subtle whiffs of oak and white pepper contributing to the bouquet.  On the palate juicy and decadent, mouthfuls of ripe red berry flavours that concludes with an unexpected twist towards the end, adding to the complexity of this wine. The firm tannins will ensure beautiful aging.

New Release Reserve Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

New Release: Reserve Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This Cabernet Sauvignon shows a deep and dark ruby colour.  Fragrant ripe blackcurrant and mulberry notes meet pencil shavings and tea leaf aromas...
New limited release gin by Hope Distillery!

New limited release gin by Hope Distillery!

A Hope Distillery limited edition, this gin is distilled with juniper, pink peppercorns and cardamom together with lemon and grapefruit peel. The pink peppercorn is the dominant botanical, giving this gin a heady sweet peppery aroma and flavour, perfect to spice up these autumn days and put a spring in your step! 
Reserve Hilltop Shiraz 2017

New Release: Reserve Hilltop Shiraz 2017

Our new Shiraz has a dark reddish-purple hue and displays characters typical to the wines found in the Rhone Valley in France. The nose is fragrant with crush pink peppercorns, clove spice and red berry aromas. Subtle hints of cedar and violets add to the complexity and the palate is savoury, but not meaty, with an unexpected sweet and tangy twist towards the end.
New Release: Barony Skaði Grenache Noir 2017

New Release: Barony Skaði Grenache Noir 2017

Barony Skaði Grenache Noir 2017 A vibrant ruby red hue makes for an inviting first impression. Fragrant whiffs of red cherries, cloves and strawberries meets plush red berries on the palate. Smooth layers of deliciousness guide the finish into a perfectly tapered tail. Serve slightly chilled during summer time. 
Noble Nomad red blend 2017

New Wine Releases in 2019!

Every month, we'll be releasing a either a new vintage or a new wine, with our Rosendal Sauvignon Blanc 2018 as well as Noble Nomad Sauvignon Blanc 2018 launched in JANUARY.
New Release Rosendal Sauvignon Blanc 2018

New Release: Rosendal Sauvignon Blanc 2018

This Sauvignon blanc has a bright and lively appearance. Intense aromatics of granadilla and grapefruit makes for a powerful entry. The wine’s palate is generous and zesty with great minerality, texture and length. A great food wine that will mature well during the next 5 years.
OUR LATEST RELEASE: Reserve Classic Cuvee 2016

OUR LATEST RELEASE: Reserve Classic Cuvee 2016

So excited about this one! Upfront cassis and plums are supported by subtle oak nuances and a smooth but rounded mouth-feel.

The wine is extremely juicy with lashings of dusty chocolate and whiffs of moist Christmas cake on the nose. The palate is steeped in a melange of blackberries, orange rind and hints of dried mint combining a lovely warm earthiness with an abundance of fruit flavours. The tannins are smooth with a dry and delightfully spicy aftertaste.

New Release: Reserve Jubileum 2015

New Release: Reserve Jubileum 2015

This wine’s black core with purple rim is the first sign of its intensity. Fragrant pink pepper spice, wild blackberries and classic graphite are some of the flavours you will find in the perfumed bouquet. The palate is generous and lush with sweet bold fruit and brandied cherry nuances that lead to a full bodied palate and a grippy but ripe tannin structure.