It’s that time of the year again and we have received our allocation for the highly anticipated release of the new Sadie Family Wines vintages.
Due to waiting lists, especially for the single vineyard range, several of the wines have already sold out. However if you would be interested in any of the wines we have listed below then please do not hesitate and order now. We will then be in touch with you to confirm your order should it be successful and arrange for either collection or delivery once we receive the wines.
Prior to his career as a winemaker, following a period as a surfer, Eben Sadie traveled and worked in several of the world’s wine regions, including Germany, Austria, Italy, Oregon and Burgundy. Having returned to South Africa, Sadie found work under Charles Back at The Spice Route in 1998, eventually becoming the chief winemaker and a resource Back described as “national asset for the South African wine industry”.
The solo venture The Sadie Family was founded in 1999. The initial vintage of Columella in 2000 began on an exceptionally small scale, with a production 17 barrels, approximately 5000 bottles. The first two vintages were produced at Back’s Spice Route facilities until Sadie established the Sadie Family Wines with R9 000, and 14 barrels!! The company consists of three employees, in addition to Eben Sadie, his brother and sister. The initial vintage of the Palladius was in 2002 with a production of seven barrels, just under 2000 bottles.
The Sadie Family has enjoyed success beyond any other modern South African wine producer as Columella is one of the most highly rated South African wines, and the only one to achieve a 95-point rating by US wine magazine Wine Spectator and a coveted 100 point rating from Tim Atkin for the 2019 vintage.
NB! The wines have not been released yet. Should you make a purchase we will reserve it for you and will let you know when the wines arrive at our premises from the farm. This is expected to happen during the course of July.