Week four and we’re on to Vrede en Lust, with two beautiful blends the Cotes de Savoye and White Mischief open from Thursday:
“Whilst they might claim a heritage that extends back to 1688, the actual story right here started in 1997 when Dana Buys, in partnership with his brother Etienne purchased this stupidly lovely estate involving Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. When the neighbouring farm of Wolve Kloof came onto the industry shortly thereafter Dana scarcely hesitated ahead of adding that to the household house portfolio and, in so undertaking, restoring the boundaries of the house as they had existed in 1783. Subsequently, they have acquired 57 hectares in the slightly cooler climate of Elgin exactly where the concentrate is on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Pinot Noir.
Winemaker, Susan Erasmus has created a broad but uniformly impressive variety covering a wide variety of designs from just off-dry Riesling to a strikingly great Bordeaux blend – Boet Erasmus this latter wine is 1 of 3 from the estate to come across its way into the 2017 SA Leading 100.
85% of the estate’s wines are at the moment sold on their domestic industry – here’s hoping that we can tweak that quantity and see sales in the UK reflecting the good quality and worth on present.”