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Wyness Vineyards

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, [...]
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Running With Bulls

Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around".  To date, Yalumba is the only estate with their own vine nursery, established  in 1975, and feeding off the original 12ha planted over 165 years ago.  Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements. Yalumba are stake-holders in The Winery [...]
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Villion Family Wines

The brainchild and new business venture for a rock-star winemaker Kobie Viljoen,  already well known to F&V customers. Kobie was chief wine-maker at Gabrielskloof in the formative years 2008 to 2015. In fact, our current releases of Catchpole & Co Les Dangereux and Tresor were made for us by Kobie whilst at Gabrielskloof. In 2015 the winds of change were blowing for Kobie, and an opportunity for him to branch out and make wines for himself, as opposed to another brand, and begin to build a legacy for his wife and children presented itself. Kobie founded “Villion Family Wines”, a wine making project built around his past success and family history, but focussed very clearly [...]
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