Frater Family Wines is the epitome of family wine farming with each of their wines being made in hour of a family member. The Frater family arrived in South Africa from Scotland in 1878 and settled on the De Zoete Inval Estate in the Paarl Valley. The family purchased the farm for its good quality water which was perfectly suited for the washing of wool. After time they pioneered into successful fruit farming and 115 years ago built the original wine cellar, which is still in use today.
In 2005 5th Generation Wine maker John Robert Frater took over the farm and set about replanting all the old vineyards with the goal of [...]
Montpellier was established in 1714 by Jean Imbert and Jacques Theron, Huguenot refugees who reached Table Bay in 1688. Prior to fleeing to Tulbagh, both men resided in the south of France, close to the historic city of Montpellier. When the governor of the Cape, Maurits Pasques de Chavonnes, granted Jean Imbert the land in 1714, he aptly named the farm Montpellier. Steeped in a rich history of wine making, Montpellier is renowned for producing wines with integrity and character representative of the Tulbagh Valley terroir.
In addition to producing award-winning wine, Montpellier serves as a tranquil getaway and stunning event venue. Its charming hillside chapel, Cape Dutch homestead, reception facilities and expansive [...]
Goes great with: Cormack HJC Syrah. Beetroot and Mushroom Textures INGREDIENTS: For the Beetroot Puree: Salt 50 ml Olive Oil 2 Beetroots For the Golden Beetroot Pickled: 1 bunch of golden baby beetroots 50ml Water 50ml Vinegar 2 teaspoons Salt 2 teaspoons Sugar For the Diced Beetroot Blocks: 2 Tablespoons […]
Wyness Vineyards is very much a “new kid on the block” from a husband and wife team that are anything but “new kids” to the South African landscape. Established customers will recall the early days of the now famous Freedom Hill, from where we secure the Freedom Walk wines. In the beginning Ryan Wyness was the resident winemaker and manager at Freedom Hill, having been seconded there by Hempies Du Toit of Annandale.
Ryan not only learned how to make wine at Annandale and Freedom Hill, as he quickly set about winning the heart of Hempies daughter Lisa, whom he married some 10 years ago. They travelled France to further hone their skills, [...]