Tremayne Smith, the acclaimed winemaker from Fable Mountain Vineyard and Blacksmith Wines has gone into partnership with one of South Africa’s most renowned viticulturists Jaco Engelbrecht.
Their focus in the vineyard is sustainability. Especially with regards to efficient water utilisation and working with suitable dryland varieties in the face of climate change.
“We were seeing a lot of vineyards struggling. So we started looking at varietals that can take the punch of extreme heat and no irrigation. We started working with Grenache Noir, Carignan and Chenin Blanc, as we want to plant varieties that we can farm sustainably for the coming 20 – 30 years without just pumping water out of the ground. And so we thought about how the Four Horsemen came to bring balance through destruction and we feel the same with what these varieties are going to do,” says Jaco.
Inspired by Cape Town’s beautiful Fauna and Flora, Badger & Mountain has created their original and delectable wines.
Ignite your senses and enjoy their fragrant and smooth flavours of the Cape! In wine making, they believe in minimal interference, picking by hand, whole bunch and natural fermentation with older oak aging. Ensuring a wine that reflects its terroir.