An exciting collaboration between Frogitt & Vonkel, Joostenberg and Alta Alella in Barcelona, Spain.

We’ve been importing the fabulous premium Cava’s of Alta Alella near Barcelona for years. Owner, Josep-Maria was inspired by the winelands of South Africa when he began visiting his daughter whilst she studied her PHD at UCT. A wine-fueled lunch with our owner John Woodward saw the start of an idea to produce an organic MCC from Chenin Blanc. The vineyards of Joostenberg were identified as perfect, and another wine-filled lunch later Tyrell Myburg of Joostenberg was onboard!

Barn Swallows choose to mate for life and migrate seasonally between Europe and South Africa, returning to the same nesting site each year. In Spain their nests, Called “Niu” (pron. ‘new’), are considered sacred and are protected by law. This wine celebrates these inspiring little creatures.