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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.

Megan & Matthew blending
Our buyers get blending...
It might seem like an eternity ago now, but mid-January Matthew and I embarked on a week-long trip down to the south of France finishing up in the Rhone.

We started off in Carcassonne, visiting 2 of our part

Grape
Caladoc grape variety

Caladoc is a red French wine grape variety planted primarily in the southern wine regions such as the Languedoc. The grape is a crossing of Grenache and Malbec created by Paul Truel in 1958 at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique.

A-Z Ellis Tasting
A-Z of the Ellis Tasting...
We are busy preparing for our Annual Tasting in February.
Matthew Blending
Our buyers head to Spain...
Every year, we take a trip down to Extremadura in the south of Spain to blend the new vintage of our El Zafiro wines.

After landing

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.