Sadie Family Wines, Treinspoor, Ouwingerdreeks
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A gloriously complex wine with flavours of blackberry, black cherry, and tobacco. Elegant, flavoursome, and very impressive!
Eben Sadie, winemaker at the eponymous Sadie Family Wines, has been described as many things: South Africa’s first certified celebrity winemaker, an ‘enfant terrible’, and as ‘one of the greatest, most original winemakers in the Southern Hemisphere’. All are true. Also true is that his wines are some of the most exciting and highly sought-after in the whole of South Africa, if not the world.
Starting his winemaking career at Charles Back’s Spice Route, Eben broke out on his own in 1999, and quickly acquired a reputation as one of South Africa’s most innovative, inspired winemakers following the release of his Columella wine – the first in his now-renowned Signature Series. These are wines crafted from blends of grapes grown across South Africa’s Swartland region, which, once unfairly maligned, is now rising sharply in both quality and popularity.
Die Ouwingerdreeks wines
Eben’s goal is to produce real expressions of regions and specific sites in his wines, and his new Old Vine series (or Die Ouwingerdreeks in Afrikaans) is a project very close to his heart. Working closely with renowned viticulturalist, Rosa Kruger, he sought out, revitalised, and in some cases saved, old vineyards throughout the Cape. These highly-sought after wines are produced in limited volumes, and are truly incredible examples from a winemaker at the very top of his game.
For more information on Sadie and their wines, you can visit the Sadie website here.
Swartland, a large wine-producing area, is located 65 kilometers north of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. The climate is warm and dry, the terroirs are diverse (it has among the oldest viticultural soils in the world), and the landscape is breathtaking.
The area is home to some of the best wines in the country as well as some of the most progressive producers.Typical wines produced here specialise in making rich, fruit-driven wines from the Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Pinotage grape varieties.
Swartland, meaning ‘Black Land’ is anything but dark, with golden wheatfields, mountains and a diverse landscape. The name comes from the now endangered indigenous renosterbos living in Swartland. At the foot of these Paardeberg mountains, you’ll find an unpretentious wine community.
The region is home to the most outstanding South African producers, including Mullineux.