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New Releases March 2015
Cinsault 2014

Red Tape
Some 17 years in the making, Red Tape is the brainchild of Tanja Beutler, who came up with the concept after experiencing, first hand, the bureaucratic challenges involved in getting a wine ‘approved’ for the South African public.  It is said, that if you enjoy enough of this Red Tape – which is very easy to do – there’s a good chance that you’ll forget about all that other red tape pretty quickly.  We couldn’t agree more!

Merlot – 2013
A full-bodied 100% Merlot made from Elgin grapes, this is a truly magnificent wine that pays tribute to all the perseverance and passion that goes into producing fine wine – a celebration of the gratifying result of their determination.  Savour the Merlot, while you enjoy the amusing label design which pokes fun at the wine industry red tape... Read More

G 2012

It's HERE! G. 2012, the third vintage of SA's first "First Growth" has arrived exclusively at Frogitt & Vonkel. The South African wine that recently beat Petrus in a blind tasting of leading Sommeliers in Germany for Falstaff magazine.

G. is the result of intensive, almost fanatical attention to quality and detail. The fruit is grown on the very best sites found across the Cape at 15 different vineyards. Harvest is undertaken by viticulturists, berry by berry, in gloved hands. Selection is intense before vinification, and the wine is aged in the very finest of French oak..Read More


Granted in 1715, the historical Natte Valleij and its grand old Cape Dutch buildings have been home to quite a few interesting people & produced its fair share of fine Cape wines.  The Winery is situated at the foot of the Simonsberg and was famed for its brandy in years gone by.  Everything is kept to tradition – the wines are picked, bottled, corked and labelled by hand – it is a family affair with everyone being pulled in to assist at busy times. All wines are bottle-aged in the cellar until just right!

Cinsault 2014

One is almost immediately struck by how magenta and feminine in colour this wine is. On the nose the characteristic Strawberry is obvious, followed by ripe cherries, there are certainly some notes of a young burgundy, but this is its country cousin Cinsault – it’s like the Queen’s High Tea being gate-crashed by a bunch of PT-short wearing vignerons, you know it’s going to be fun...Read More




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