New South African Wines...
Our buyers Matthew and Megan have been busy scouring all areas of the globe to source new, and exciting wines to add to our portfolio. We have two new producers on board, all the way from South Africa. Strandveld Vineyards from Cape Agulhas and Babylon's Peak Vineyards from Swartland.
Nestled between Elim and Cape Agulhas, and just 9km from the sea, lies the secluded Strandveld Vineyards. This wind-swept winery derives its name from the belt of land which spans the tempestuous tip of Africa’s southernmost coastline. At almost 35 degrees below the equator, this part of the Cape is characterised by severe winds, billowing mist and below average temperatures. A unique combination of maritime climate and diverse soil types work together to create the terroir which distinguishes the wines of Strandveld Vineyards.
Babylon's Peak is a family run winery currently run by fourth generation farmer and winemaker Stephan Basson. The name Babylon’s Peak is derived from the very high granite peak on the farm, which is known to local people as ‘Babylonstoren’. Babylon's Peak is home to some of the highest vineyards in the Swartland region which sit at around 700 metres above sea level.
The area is characterised by decomposed granite soils and unique terroir which result in optimum soil expression and fruit purity.