#EllisSupportsSA: Laibach Vineyards

Portrait of Laibach Family

Until the end of this week, we are still donating £1 for every 6 bottles purchased from any of our five family-owned wineries to Hospitality Action, the UK charity which supports thousands of people in the sector in these challenging times. Read more about what we are doing here.

Today we are highlighting our wonderful producer, Laibach Vineyards based in Stellenbosch.

This famous region is 30 miles north east of Cape Town yet still close enough to the ocean to benefit from cool maritime conditions. These beautiful vineyards are dominated by scenic mountains and the region is home to some of the Cape's most famous and influential wine estates.

One of the Cape's more recent wine estates having been purchased by the Laibach-Kuehner family in the early 1990s. An initial investment saw the 40 hectare property totally replanted and this was followed by the building of a state of the art and contemporary winery. Stuffed full of modern winemaking kit but using traditional barrel ageing, this is a wine estate with a growing reputation right on top of its game. Managed by the very likeable Mike Malherbe, a totally fanatical grape grower and in tandem with the exceptionally talented winemaker, Francois van Zyl they endeavour to craft modern drinkable and delicious wines for a sophisticated and discerning market. The first winery in South Africa to convert to organic viticulture in the early 2000s.


The following wines we have from this fantastic producer are:

Chenin Blanc Sur Lie 2019 (Limited Availability) £12.50

Merlot Laibach 2017 £10.40

Pinotage Laibach 2016 £11.15

Laibach Cuvee Friedrich `Founders Blend` 2016 £15.75

Cabernet Sauvignon `Widows Block` Laibach 2014 £18.50

The Ladybird Chenin Blanc 2019 £8.55

The Ladybird Chardonnay Chenin Viognier 2019 £9.85

The Ladybird Rosé 2019 £8.60

The Ladybird Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet, Petit Verdot & Malbec 2017 £7.15 (Half)

The Ladybird Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet, Petit Verdot & Malbec 2016 £11.35 (Bottle)

The Ladybird Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet, Petit Verdot & Malbec 2015 £28.75 (Magnum)


To order:

Call us on 020 8744 5550, we are open Monday - Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm or you can email us anytime on orders@ellis-wines.co.uk.

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