South Africa has a long history of grape growing and winemaking and whilst it is usually plonked in the ‘New World’ basket, we should remember that vines, and winemaking know how, were brought by the Huguenots when they fled persecution in France long before ‘new world’ wine became a thing. The combination of ancient soils, superb growing conditions and a medley of interesting and varied terroirs from the cool coastal vineyards of Elgin and Constantia right up to the high altitude Olifantsriver, makes it difficult to generalise about South African wine. Chenin Blanc is still the most important white grape variety, especially in arid, rugged Swartland, where we see it both as a single variety white wine and also a major component in blends. Other white varieties of note are the classic, structured Chardonnays found in Stellenbosch and fresh, crisp Sauvignon Blanc from the cooler coastal regions. Red wines can range from light, breezy cool climate Pinot Noir, to gutsy Bordeaux style blends and hearty Shiraz (Syrah) and Grenache. We mustn’t also forget South Africas very own Pinotage grape, a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault that is unique to the country. The Muscat based dessert wines of Constantia were once considered amongst the finest wines in the world and still thrill the consumer whenever they are tasted. All in all, South African wine offers the perfect choice for all drinkers, giving the structure and history of the old world coupled with the fruit and accessibility of the new.
Showing 1–24 of 52 results
2008 naude white blend, coastal region
The 2008 Naude White Blend shows peach, pineapple and lime fruit on the nose which carries through to the full bodied palate with ripe fruit that is beautifully integrated with the oak. The fruit components like peach (Chenin Blanc) and pineapple (Semillon) provide the building blocks of the wine which ends in a refreshing lime/citrus (Sauvignon Blanc) finish.
£22.99Add to basket
2015 blanc de blancs laborie, methode cap classique,western cape
The 2015 Blanc De Blancs Laborie, Methode Cap Classique is complex, indulgent and shows aromas of green apple and citrus. Hints of lime are accompanied by aromas of toasted bread and hazelnut. The palate is creamy, round and textured with an explosive acidity and lasting, elegant finish. This stunning sparkling wine is a regular award winner and once tasted it's not difficult to see why. Superb value for money.
£14.99Add to basket
2016 cabernet/shiraz estate blend, bon courage, robertson
2016 Cabernet/Shiraz Estate Blend, Bon Courage has a gorgeously fruit led nose shows notes of tobacco combined with walnuts and berries. Soft oak adds a bit of body and a smooth texture.
£11.99Add to basket
2016 oldenburg syrah, stellenbosch
The 2016 wonderful Oldenburg Syrah is a medium purple colour and whilst quite closed initially it opens up with delightful aromas of brambles, black wine gums and mulberries. A light, earthy hint of mushrooms as well as white pepper appears alongside a herbal edge and appealing hints of vanilla and liquorice. The tannins are fine but well structured and interact with the acidity to produce a slightly spicy finish.
£17.95Add to basket
2016 thomas se dolland pinotage, super single vineyards
The 2016 Thomas Se Dolland Pinotage has intense aromas of raspberries, mulberries and ripe plums, this is an elegant wine with a lengthy finish.
£19.95Add to basket
2017 cabernet sauvignon, lanzerac, stellenbosch
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lanzerac reveals masses of dark berry fruit on the nose, especially blackberries with hints of cocoa and cedar. This full-bodied Cabernet has excellent structure on the palate with more dark fruits coming through with more cedar on the long balanced finish.
£14.95Add to basket
2017 little eagle red, eagle’s nest, constantia
The 2017 Little Eagle Red, Eagle's Nest is shiraz dominated. This wine offers beautiful spicy tones on the nose, complemented by ripe red fruit. On the palate, the red fruit and spice flavours are further balanced by smoky, savoury notes. The palate shows delicious freshness leading to a structured feel with soft, integrated tannins.
£14.95Add to basket
2017 oukliprant malbec, super single vineyards, stellenbosch
The 2017 Oukliprant Malbec, Super Single Vineyards is aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. This Malbec shows layers of silky black cherry, pomegranate and plum fruit with cocoa undertones.
£19.95Add to basket
2018 pas de nom rouge, beau constantia,constantia
The 2018 Pas De Nom Rouge, Beau Constantia has a dark, rich, red colour. Upfront notes of black cherry and fennel with underlying hints of a slightly leafy earthiness. The wine has excellent texture and mouthfeel; and although quite full, dense and vibrant it is well balanced by an elegant line of freshness and juicy tannins
£17.95Out of Stock
2018 abraham and the heretics pinotage, stellenbosch
The 2018 Abraham And The Heretics Pinotage is nicely fruit led, surprisingly drinkable and well worth a look even if Pinotage isn't 'your thing'.
£10.95Add to basket
2018 alphabetical vin blanc, western cape
The 2018 Alphabetical Vin Blanc is voluptuous yet drinkable, impressive yet affordable, honest products that are naturally fermented and made with the utmost care to maintain the integrity of the fruit and the variety character.
£12.95Add to basket
2018 bonfire hill red, extreme vineyards red, western cape
The 2018 Bonfire Hill Red, Extreme Vineyards Red is an intriguing, inviting blend of red summer fruits, spring fynbos flowers, Indian spice and just a hint of toasty oak on the nose. The palate is surprisingly decadent, rich, with almost creamy tannins. You’ll find raspberries, blackberries, ripe plum and a hint of pepper, spice and leather on the palate.
£11.95Out of Stock
2018 cabernet/shiraz, hartenberg, stellenbosch
The 2018 Cabernet/Shiraz, Hartenberg is a vivid purple/red colour, with ripe berry fruits on the nose and hints of forest floor entwined with sweet spice. The palate reveals plenty of vibrant red fruit courtesy of the Cabernet Sauvignon alongside typical black pepper spice from the Shiraz. There's plenty of juicy, crunchy fruit, soft gentle tannins and a velvety, elegant finish.
£13.95Add to basket
2018 dolomite cabernet franc, raats, stellenbosch
The 2018 Dolomite Cabernet Franc, Raats shows dark and red cherry on the nose. Dark berries, spiciness and herbs linger on the palate. The wine has great purity of fruit with a hint of wet-stone minerality and a velvet soft finish.
£12.99Add to basket
2018 hartenberg riesling, stellenbosch
The 2018 Hartenberg Riesling is planted on clay-rich soils and harvested entirely by hand. With 25% of the grapes showing signs of Botrytis at harvest time, this wine boasts stone fruit aromas, honeyed petrol notes, lanolin and a vibrant acidity. The bouquet displays beautiful elements of chalky,flint and minerally notes.The wine is juicy and opulent on palate entry and then a fine acidity arrives to provide a perfect foil to the inherent fruit “sweetness”. Despite being bone dry,the wine finishes with an appealing sweet/sour character,begging a second taste.
£12.95Add to basket
2018 the saboteur white blend, luddite, bot river
2018 The Saboteur White Blend, Luddite is a pale straw colour with a hint of lime on the nose, along with spicy pear, peaches and citrus peel. Pears and citrus bon-bons on entry open up to a textured mid-pallet with a medley of ripe plums, peaches and pears, finishing with a long balanced citrussy finish.
£21.95Add to basket
2018 tokara director’s reserve red, stellenbosch
2018 Tokara Director's Reserve Red displays an appealing red claret colour with an intense core and a ruby rim. The nose shows complex aromas of ripe red and black fruits with hints of dried cranberry, baking spice and graphite. The wine enters the palate with incredible purity and focus. Flavours are those of dark cherries, blackberries and ripe plum skin. Sumptuous and full, there is a hint of spice on the mid-palate which leads to fine, firm tannins on the finish. This is a truly classy wine and one which will age gracefully for years to come.
£32.95Add to basket
2018 tokara reserve cabernet sauvignon, stellenbosch
The 2018 Tokara Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wine displays a deep maroon colour with a vibrant edge. The nose leads with classic graphite notes, briary fruits interwoven with aromas of five spice and the faintest hint of dried porcini. There is a freshness underscoring these aromas with hints of dark cherry, red currant and fynbos scrub. The palate is pleasantly full bodied, yet not overpowering, with flavours mirroring the aromas all leading to a multitextured finish. Superb stuff from one of Stellenbosch's finest properties.
£28.95Add to basket
2018 trois cailloux , idun, elgin
The 2018 Trois Cailloux, Idun is a classic Southern Rhone blend of Syrah/Mourvedre/Grenache that shows a deep ruby red with a violet rim. Aromas of ripe currants, forest floor and tea leaf caressed by the spicy flavours of white pepper and coriander. Complex concentrated fruits, medium bodied with dense but silky tannins.
£18.95Add to basket
2018 vin de constance, klein constantia
The amazing Vin De Constance from Klein Constantia is an iconic wine which presents delicate aromas of white flowers, ripe citrus and touch of rosewater & almonds on the nose. Flavours of creamy stone fruit, lychee, citrus zest and a lively spice abound creating an ideal balance.
£62.00Add to basket
2018 whitehall chardonnay, neil ellis, elgin
The 2018 Whitehall Chardonnay, Neil Ellis has bright fragrant nose of apple, citrus and tangerine with crunchy cassis leaf. Zesty and lively on the palate with a toasty richness underneath. Bold and vibrant on a long finish.
£25.00Add to basket
2019 aloe tree shiraz, western cape
The 2019 Alow Tree Shiraz is bursting with dark berry flavours of blackberry, dark cherry and plums.This Shiraz has soft and supple tannins and a white pepper finish. Great for everyday drinking or washing down barbequed meats.
£7.99Add to basket
2019 kwv the mentors orchestra, western cape
The 2019 KWV The Mentors Orchestra is a multi region, modern Bordeaux Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere that shows an abundance of rich, dark berry fruits, with layers of blueberry, plum and blackcurrant. The palate is balanced with concentrated, sweet dark fruit, hints of pencil lead and a herbal edge. The finish is long and well balanced with nicely integrated oak, suggesting a good few years graceful ageing ahead for this complex red.
£17.95Add to basket
2019 merlot, lanzerac, stellenbosch
The 2019 Merlot, Lanzerac is a classic, with a deep red colour ripe red berries, cocoa, chocolate and undertones of mint on the nose. The wine shows a well-balanced tannin structure with a rich velvety body and a lingering aftertaste.
£13.95Add to basket