‘Tis the season of new vintage releases from South Africa’s great winemakers. Operating from smaller yet sought after wineries they come fast and furious until about September when we can let our palates rest and ponder how incredibly lucky we are to have such beautifully made wines on our doorstep.
Chris Alheit’s collection is an ode to South Africa’s quintessential white varieties. Rather than focusing on one area he has scoured the winelands in the Western Cape to find the best blocks of bush vine and old vine vineyards.
We were impressed by this vintage and happy to share our allocation with you.
As the wines are limited this will be a first come first secured basis.
The good people from Knorhoek visited us recently and introduced their new vintages and also to their vision that they have for Knorhoek going forward. They have condensed the range to focus on two wines only… a Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Knorhoek used to be one large farm, consisting of both Quoin Rock (their sister wine farm) and Knorhoek land. In 1998, the previous owners subdivided Knorhoek and sold the portion now known as Quoin Rock. In 2012, the Gaiduk family bought Quoin Rock from its previous owner and acquired Knorhoek in 2018. Winemaker Schalk Opperman now makes both the Knorhoek and Quoin Rock wines, and Nico Walters heads up the vineyards at both wine farms.
We find their approach refreshingly uncluttered and only giving attention to two wines has paid off. The wines are incredible and great value considering.