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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.

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.

Italy
About Cantina Kaltern
Kellerei Kaltern is a winery on the edge of two worlds and two cultures.
Sales Team in Rioja
Tempranillo Blanco & Azabache
When is a red variety not a red variety? Answer: when it’s Tempranillo Blanco of course!

This Riojan grape variety was discovered in 1988 when a single vine mutated to produce yellow-green grapes.

Scott Malyon
WSET Results
Training is one of the pillars of the Ellis offering, going the extra mile to make the business of wine work for our customers.

This applies to our staff too and we are very pleased to announce that Maria (Graphic Designer), Nicola and V