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It's what's in the bottle that counts.

This page is dedicated to you. Guiding you through the various regions, grape varieties and other interesting technicalities of the making, and drinking, of our wonderful portfolio of wines.

Keep an eye out as we continually update this page, helping you dive into our wonderful world of wine.

James Fishing
What's the catch?
Our Director, James Ellis has recently returned from a trip to New Zealand, visiting our producers.
Portugal
“Do you know the Bishop of Norwich?”

“Do you know the Bishop of Norwich?” If you do, you will know that he is a terribly good chap but he always forgets to pass the Port.

Bluebell and blinis
The countdown to Christmas begins...
The countdown to Christmas has officially started, and what better way to get excited about the festive season than sharing with you what our Wine Buyer, Megan will be drinking on the big day...

Bubbles:

Badachro Gin Cocktail
Spiced Apple Warmer with Badachro Gin

About Badachro

Tulbagh winery
The valley that time forgot?

The two and a half hour drive north from Cape Town passes through wild scrubland, the Cape fynbos.

vineyard
The journey continues...

Our next day started with a trip into the Laibach vineyards with Mike Malherbe, Laibach’s viticulturist and managing director.

Paarl Valley
Backsberg and farming with nature
At 8am a fine veil of mist covers the Paarl Valley floor, illuminated by the rays of the rising sun as it appears from beyond the Franschhoek Pass.
Scott
Autumn WSET Courses
Training is one of the pillars of the Ellis offering, going the extra mile to make the business of wine work for our customers.

The WSET Level 2 in Wines & Spiri

Grape
Marselan

Marselan is a red French wine grape variety that is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

Biodynamics
Biodynamic Wine
Biodynamic wine production could be described as an extreme version of organic viticulture.

Based on the agricultural theories of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s, it actually pre-dates organi

Food and Wine
What makes great wine list design?
Wine lists are often the first point of contact with your customers, after your friendly waiting staff of course. Therefore your wine list should entice customers and not intimidate.
South Africa Rain
Our buying team head to South Africa...

After an 11 hour flight we touched down in Cape Town on Saturday morning.