Bordeaux and Burgundy are two of the most revered names when it comes to wine and are often thrown around to reference the distinct styles of red and white wine that their home regions in France produce. South African regions in particular love to compare. Many will refer to a bold Stellenbosch red wine as “a Bordeaux blend”, while the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of Hermanus and the Walker Bay region are often compared to Burgundy. We chat to Radford Dale co-founder Alex Dale – who grew up, studied and worked in Burgundy and is now based in Stellenbosch – for some insight.
“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…
Organic winemaker Tyrrel Myburgh is the avant garde and experimental winemaker behind Joostenberg Wines and one half of Myburgh Bros. His approach to winemaking, and in particular the science and art behind organic wines, is one inspired by his philosophy to leave the earth in a better state than we found it. We caught up with Tyrrel to dig deeper into the processes of organic wine farming and what it actually means.