A little aside, someone once said that Blanc de Noir was just a fancy word for Rosé, and while some like to believe that, there is a difference. READ MORE
Sound a bit flowery? We went to our winemakers to brush up on our knowledge, and we asked them and our Good Wine Shop curators to recommend their personal favourite wines that exhibit the aromatic perfumes of nature.
We chat to the winemakers to uncover the secrets of Swartland: the not-so-new region on the block that suddenly everyone is talking about…
“The wolf in many cultures represents the dark side. There’s something very primal about our fear of wolves: the fear of the wilderness, that other side, the dark side. So on one hand, it represents our untame self.”
We chatted to Adam about his harvest journey this year, in a time characterised by drought in the Cape, and in particular with his “Law of the Wild” philosophy that he applies to the small-batch wines coming from Raised by Wolves.
“The perfect wine lies with the wine drinker.” – Trizanne Barnard
And if her product can enhance that experience, then this winemaker is happy.
Trizanne Barnard takes an adventurous approach to winemaking for Trizanne Signature Wines, which is certainly an extension of her life philosophy to “embrace the unknown”.
Having worked and travelled extensively, Trizanne believes it’s important to open your eyes to the world and embrace the adventure. Her passions include surfing, raising a family and of course winemaking – with a particular preference in her winemaking for grapes from Elim and the Swartland. Through her wine she hopes she will transport the drinker to its place of origin. We chat to her to find out more…
We met up with Gavin Brand, winemaker for Cape Rock Wines and owner of his own Landscape Architecture firm, to find out exactly what happens in harvest time. Harvest is one of the most crucial steps in the process of winemaking and is undoubtedly the most important time of year for our winemakers. However, as much as it is rewarding, there are also some challenges that arise.