South Africa

South African Wines

Whilst the wines of South Africa are considered to be ‘new world’, the first grapes were pressed there as long ago as 1659. In Victorian times, the reputation of the wines of Constantia was second to none in the world. Sadly, however, under apartheid, wine production and sales became centralised and concentrated on cheap wines made from the Steen, or Chenin Blanc, grape and wine for distillation into brandy. It was only when the individual wine estates became permitted to market their own wines, with the collapse of apartheid, that the renaissance in the South African wine industry began.

Our range from South Africa is concise and well balanced, and packed full of wine from top quality producers. We work with old favourites Warwick Estate, Meerlust, Delheim and Middelvlei from Stellenbosch, whilst the wines from Franschhoek Cellar and Cape Mountain continue to offer great value and are very easy drinking, the range is complemented by the wonderful wines from one of the World’s most picturesque vineyard - Klein Constantia.

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  1. Oude Kaap Chenin Blanc 2018, Western Cape South Africa 2018

    Oude Kaap Chenin Blanc 2018, Western Cape South Africa 2018

    £7.99

    Pale gold with a youthful green tinge. Pronounced ripe pineapple, passion fruit and melon aromas with a subtle perfumed complexity. Fruity dry entry followed by mixed tropical fruit flavours well integrated with a zesty acidity and a perky fresh finish. A light bodied dry white wine with piquant fruit flavours that should be enjoyed in the freshness of youth.
  2. Oude Kaap Reserve Shiraz, Western Cape, South Africa 2019

    Oude Kaap Reserve Shiraz, Western Cape, South Africa 2019

    £7.99

    Expressive blackberries, pepper and spice set against modest oak and soft, ripe tannins that provide a balanced juicy finish of pleasing length and finesse.
  3. Franschhoek Cellar  ‘The Churchyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Western Cape South Africa

    Franschhoek Cellar ‘The Churchyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Western Cape South Africa

    £8.99

    Out of stock

    Deep crimson with intense blackcurrants and violets on the nose, there are also notes of currant and mulberry fruit along with attractive savoury oak spice. The palate is smooth with good weight and balance, this really is a great example of a new world Cab. 

  4. Franschhoek Cellar ‘Baker Station’ Shiraz

    Franschhoek Cellar ‘Baker Station’ Shiraz 2018 Western Cape South Africa

    £8.99

    Notes of mulberry, plum, pepper and modest oak spice. The palate shows soft ripe tannins, providing a well-structured & balanced juicy finish along with generous length. 

    Decanter World Wines Bronze Award

  5. Franschhoek Cellar ‘La Cotte Mill’ Chenin Blanc

    Franschhoek Cellar ‘La Cotte Mill’ Chenin Blanc 2019 Western Cape South Africa

    £8.99

    Out of stock

    Pineapple, fleshy peach, nectarine and honeysuckle aromas with notes of citrus and tropical fruit. The theme carries over on to the palate and finishes with a zesty freshness.

    Decanter Silver Award Winner 

  6. Franschhoek Cellar ‘The Old Museum’ Merlot 2018 Western Cape South Africa

    Franschhoek Cellar ‘The Old Museum’ Merlot 2018 Western Cape South Africa

    £8.99

    Bright ruby red with an attractive nose of plum and black cherry tinged with herbal tea, liquorice and gentle oak spice. Soft and juicy palate with mouth-filling summer berry flavours and a smooth finish. 

  7. Franschhoek Cellar ‘Stone Bridge’ Pinotage 2018 Western Cape South Africa

    Franschhoek Cellar ‘Stone Bridge’ Pinotage 2018 Western Cape South Africa

    £8.99

    Out of stock

    Dark garnet with a bright purple rim. Generous aromas of black cherries, clove and raspberry with ripe mulberries and glimmers of spice from gentle oaking. The palate has a savoury edge and a smoot and generous finish. 

  8. Franschhoek Cellar Our Town Hall Unwooded Chardonnay 2019 Western Cape South Africa

    Franschhoek Cellar Our Town Hall Unwooded Chardonnay 2019 Western Cape South Africa

    £8.99

    Pale gold with a youthful green tinge. Attractive pineapple, lemon and lime fruit on both the nose and palate with a lively balancing acidity leaving a fresh finish.

  9. First Lady Chardonnay, Warwick Estate

    Warwick Estate First Lady Unoaked Chardonnay 2018, Western Cape

    £11.99

    Out of stock

    A pale straw colour with a hint of green in the glass. Intense nose of fresh pineapple, lemon, citrus and floral notes. The mid-palate is broad and appealing supported by a lingering acidity.

  10. First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon

    Warwick Estate First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Western Cape

    £12.99

    This wine has a deep and intense ruby red colour. The bouquet reveals red berries, sweet black currants and a pleasant herbal character. It's 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and has been aged in French oak for 18 months giving the palate a rich and spicy edge.

  11. Brampton Roxton 2017, Stellenbosch South Africa

    Brampton Roxton 2017, Stellenbosch South Africa

    £17.99

    Intense blackcurrants and violets aromas give a subtile introduction to the concentrated blackcurrant and mulberry fruit flavours which follow. Enhanced by attractive savoury oak spice and a smooth and lingering juicy fruit finish.

    A unique three-way blend (Petit Verdot 84%, Shiraz 10% and Malbec 6%) with unrivalled depth and personality
  12. Warwick Estate White Lady Chardonnay 2018, Stellenbosch South Africa

    Warwick Estate White Lady Chardonnay 2018, Stellenbosch South Africa

    £22.99

    Pale yellow in color with a touch of green in the glass. The bouquet has hints of French oak, orange blossom, white peach, lemon zest and hazelnut praline. The palate is full with a medley of citrus fruit, balanced acidity and well integrated oak

    Awarded White wine of the year by Platters.

    91 Points by tim Atkin UK Master of Wine

  13. Franschhoek Cellar The Last Elephant Stellenbosch South Africa 2017

    Franschhoek Cellar The Last Elephant Stellenbosch South Africa 2017

    £37.99

    A red wine blended from the best batches the winery can produce every year. Polished black fruit, evident tannins yet supple with a complex palate and a well-integrated modern finish. An iron fist in a velvet glove.
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