#DrinkSouthAfrican

#DrinkSouthAfrican

15% off bottle prices from 1st to 3rd August

Without exaggeration, what is happening in South Africa now is potentially catastrophic for the wine industry generally, but particularly for small growers. Earlier this year the government imposed a three month ban on the sale or movement of alcohol. Once that was lifted we were able to ship a 40 foot container of wine out of the country. On the 13th July a ban on the sale of alcohol in the country was reimposed – though this time at least permitting exports.


From the morning of Saturday 1st until midnight Monday 3rd August, we are making reductions the like of which we have never done previously for any country or region: 15% off every bottle we sell from South Africa. We have loaded the website with as much stock as we can; and we undertake that whatever we take over the next three days will immediately be ploughed back into new orders next week to our Cape growers.

#DrinkSouthAfrican

  • False Bay, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: FAB119

    False Bay, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “From dry-farmed, bush vines, mainly in the Paardeberg and Riebeek Valley, slowly fermented, using only wild yeasts. Lightly honeyed scent. This is...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • False Bay, Pinotage, Western Cape, 2018 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: FAB818

    False Bay, Pinotage, Western Cape, 2018 (Screwcap)

    “Plum coloured. High-toned scent of berries. Bittersweet raspberry and bilberry fruit, bold and juicy, with just a smidge of tannin which makes this...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14.5%
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  • False Bay, Windswept Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal, 2019

    Product Code: FAB319

    False Bay, Windswept Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal, 2019

    “Using fruit from coastal vineyards, a nettley Sauvignon Blanc with decent mouthfeel and finish. With a herbaceous edge, this would be good with...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Coastal Region
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Crane Red, Merlot, Robertson, 2018 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: GDV418

    Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Crane Red, Merlot, Robertson, 2018 (Screwcap)

    “From a vineyard with a high clay content which suits Merlot. It’s always made in a slightly old-fashioned style, gutsy and lightly smokey, with...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Robertson
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
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  • Six Hats, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: SIX119

    Six Hats, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “Six hats is the estate’s second, Fairtrade label, including fruit not just from the estate but from farmers near Malmesbury too. This is such a...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Shiraz, Robertson, 2017 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: GDV617

    Goedverwacht, Great Expectations Shiraz, Robertson, 2017 (Screwcap)

    “Pretty raspberry and vanilla scent. Bright berried fruit with a hint of earthiness. Excellent Syrah / Shiraz typicity. Supple and deservedly popular....”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Robertson
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Goedverwacht, Great Expectations, Chardonnay, Robertson, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: GDV119

    Goedverwacht, Great Expectations, Chardonnay, Robertson, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “Our favourite wine at this estate - and one which has become more and more popular, even to the point of us selling it to some smart restaurants - is...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Robertson
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.8%
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  • Cape Atlantic, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: CED619

    Cape Atlantic, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “We are the sole importers of this brilliantly charged and zippy SB, made by top Cape winemaker David Nieuwoudt at Cederberg. Although there is no...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Doring Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: FRY319

    Doring Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “Doring Bay is the second line of Fryer’s Cove. An intense, green-fruited and zippy example, based on their cool coastal fruit, punchy and...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Vriesenhof, Kallista, Stellenbosch, 2016

    Product Code: VRI416

    Vriesenhof, Kallista, Stellenbosch, 2016

    “A beautiful Bordeaux blend given ageing in plenty of new barrels, 40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. It’s the first vintage...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Ceres
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Vriesenhof, Pinotage, Stellenbosch, 2017 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: VRI317

    Vriesenhof, Pinotage, Stellenbosch, 2017 (Screwcap)

    “Pinotage, a grape created in the Cape in 1925 as a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is a Marmite grape, dividing wine drinkers into two camps....”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Stellenbosch
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
    More Info
  • Piekenierskloof, Cinsault, 2018

    Product Code: PIK618

    Piekenierskloof, Cinsault, 2018

    “Also from vines planted in 1976; half aged in tank and half in old oak. Like all the best Cinsault, this exudes that lovely perfume composed of...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Piekenierskloof
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
    More Info
  • Piekenierskloof, Grenache Blanc, 2018

    Product Code: PIK118

    Piekenierskloof, Grenache Blanc, 2018

    “Largely from very low-yields (in the drought year) from bush vines planted in 1987 on koffieklip (ferricrete, a sedimentary rock widely distributed...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Piekenierskloof
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
    More Info
  • Piekenierskloof, Grenache, 2018

    Product Code: PIK818

    Piekenierskloof, Grenache, 2018

    “Piekenierskloof has more Grenache planted than any other estate in the Cape – that’s why so many of the young gun winemakers buy their Grenache...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full-bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Piekenierskloof
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
    More Info
  • Badenhorst Family Red, Swartland, 2017

    Product Code: BAD817

    Badenhorst Family Red, Swartland, 2017

    “Lovely old-fashioned methods: early picked grapes for freshness, whole bunches foot-trodden for low extraction; and then left, post-fermentation, to...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Coastal
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
    More Info
  • Badenhorst Family White, Kalmoesfontein White Blend, Coastal Region, 2017

    Product Code: BAD317

    Badenhorst Family White, Kalmoesfontein White Blend, Coastal Region, 2017

    “The target is consistent, a densely textured, complex wine, based on fruit from the family vineyards on the Paardeberg: in this vintage 32% Chenin...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry, Rich

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Coastal
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
    More Info
  • Badenhorst Family Wines, Papegaai, Palomino / Semillon, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: BAD219

    Badenhorst Family Wines, Papegaai, Palomino / Semillon, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “By European standards this is a strange blend: the Spanish Palomino grape, known for sherry; with Semillon, best known for dry and late harvest wines...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
    More Info
  • Badenhorst, Secateurs Red, Coastal Region, 2018 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: BAD618

    Badenhorst, Secateurs Red, Coastal Region, 2018 (Screwcap)

    “The latest vintage is unusual in being based on 82% Cinsault, with 10% Shiraz and 8% Grenache, just rounded by big old oak vats. The Cinsault makes...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Coastal
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
    More Info
  • Badenhorst, Secateurs White, Chenin Blanc, Swartland, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: BAD119

    Badenhorst, Secateurs White, Chenin Blanc, Swartland, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “10% goes into old oak barrels, giving volume rather than oak flavour, and the wine gains weight from about seven months on its lees. This is just so...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Swartland
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
    More Info
  • Cederberg, Bukettraube, Cederberg, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: CED319

    Cederberg, Bukettraube, Cederberg, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “"Cederberg produce a well-made, exotically-fruited version with around 25g/l residual sugar", Jancis Robinson , Wine Grapes, 2012. We...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Off dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
    More Info
  • Cederberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, 2017

    Product Code: CED717

    Cederberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, 2017

    “From the cool mountain vineyards; a strongly flavoured, blackcurranty 100% Cab., given 60% new oak; a silky, classy palate, with layers of black...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
    More Info
  • Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: CED119

    Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “Always our benchmark wine at this estate - this is the 17th continuous vintage we have shipped. As usual, almost water white. Open, appealing scent...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
    More Info
  • Cederberg, V Generations Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

    Product Code: CED917

    Cederberg, V Generations Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

    “We snaffled a little of this tiny production wonder. The fruit is from one vineyard, and then David Niewoudt makes a selection of the best barrels....”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14.5%
    More Info

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