• Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir 2020

    81 in stock

  • Thorne & Daughters Cape White Blend 2019

    89 in stock

Availability: 81 in stock

Crystallum is located in the Walker Bay region, long established as the premium growing region for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in South Africa. Our first bottle from Thorne and Daughters is a rare white blend, need we say more? This combo between red and white is sure to wow your tastebuds.

*Tasting notes and gift box included*

Why we love it: Red and white, what more does a girl need?

South Africa’s history of wine production dates back to the 1600’s, however the industries modern impact has only recently been felt following the country’s Apartheid years. The current South African wine industry is one of the most exciting globally, with a wave of young winemakers pushing the limits whilst respecting the country’s old-vine heritage.

The first vines were planted in the 1650s by dutch colonists on the Western Cape. Looking to establish an outpost for ships sailing towards the East Indies, they quickly discovered that native grapes were inferior and asked for french vines to be sent by the dutch east India company.

Using French Muscat, vines were planted in what became known as Constantia. The finest of wines produced come from the Coastal region, located within the Western Cape. Most Vineyard run parallel to the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, benefitting greatly from cooling deep waters and maritime breezes.

There are more than 60 official appellations in South Africa, with 5 regions, 22 districts and 55 wards. Stellenbosch and Constantia are two of the best known wine growing areas. South Africa is now the world’s 9th largest producer of wine, as it produces all the classical global varieties.

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