Ask not what wine has done for you but rather what you are willing to do for some wine. South Africa is one of the world’s finest wine producers and Saffas just love a regular glass of wine. Let’s explore some of the fine wines available to you.
David Frost a golfing legend and a wine connoisseur
Unlike many athletes or celebrities who lend their name to a brand, David Frost and his family have been in the wine business in South Africa for over 60 years. His father’s vineyard was the first place he hit golf balls, and the pocket money he made from picking grapes funded his first set of clubs and an ongoing supply of balls. In 1994, the tradition of vineyards in the family continued when David bought a 300-acre vineyard in the Paarl wine region where he produced his first 3 000 cases.
Grand Slam Shiraz
This is a medium-bodied wine with ripe red fruit aromas and hints of violet followed by a smooth palate of ripe plum, cassis, and pepper. It boats well integrated tannins on the finish. The wine received accolades at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards where it received an award of excellence for under $18 Shiraz.
Grand Slam Sauvignon Blanc 2019
White and pink floral tones of clover and sweet pea waft from the glass on first nosing, with supporting tones of white pear, melon rind and green apple. Gooseberry and pineapple flavours unfold on the palate, framed by ample acidity that results in a short yet clean finish.
Cool wine available in ‘the Goose’ collection
Another golfing legend whose wines are available in the USA, is Retief Goosen’s ‘The Goose Wines’. Goosen is often called “The Goose” in the world of golf. Goosen currently stands on 24 international victories, 7 PGA TOUR victories and 3 additional victories. Fittingly, the wines that carry his name are also produced in one of the coolest regions in the Western Cape with the Indian Ocean lurking only 24 kilometres to the South. These extreme climatic conditions ensure complexity of fruit and unique grapes that are hand-crafted into world-class wines.
An amalgam of berries, spice and wood integration and trademark herbaceous character and white pepper support. A very soft wine on the palate, yet full bodied with huge complexity. Designed to mature 10 years after vintage. The Expression will partner any heavy, rich meat dish to perfection. Think Oxtail, stews, beef, steak or even game and venison.
The Goose Sauvignon Blanc is and exciting and unique tasting experience with tropical fruit flavors of guava on the nose. The wine lingers beautifully on the palate, with a complexity that showcases a typical cool-climate minerality with balanced acidity.
The iconic Eikendal Classique 2015
The wine is subtly rich and powerful with full perfume flavours of blue and black fruits, earthiness and Cellar Master Nico Grobler’s signature freshness. It showcases a tightly woven, long and linear structure with fresh tannins.
Jess rosé 2019: tribute to a daughter
The playfully pink Jess rosé has a delicious bouquet and over deliver on quality. Light bodied and bursting with aromas, this wine is characterised by its crisp style and fruity palate. The wine was named after the owner’s eldest daughter, Jessica-Lee on her 16th birthday.
Eikendal The Janina 2018: unwooded chardonnay
This wine has delightful notes of citrus, orange blossoms and faint hints of papaya on the nose. On the palate fresh flavours of green apple, honey and lemon develop in perfect harmony for a flinty and lingering finish.
EXPLORER WINE CLUB ™
The Yebo Two™
Yebo is a common term used in South Africa used to show agreement or approval. In short, it means “yes!”. Although it is from the traditional Zulu language, South Africa is a melting pot of cultures, with 11 official languages. Most have lovingly adopted this endearing term.
We know once you try these hand-picked, boutique wines, your palate will also adopt their exotic flavors and pleasing notes, leaving you wanting more. But don’t despair, this wine club subscription brings you two unique wines every month so you’ll always be well stocked!
ENTHUSIAST WINE CLUB ™
The Madiba Three ™
One of the greatest heroes of the 20th century is South Africa’s very own Nelson Mandela. But if you walk the streets of South Africa, Mandela is endearingly referred to as “Madiba.” Madiba simply means “father” in the isiXhosa language, another prominent dialect of this beautiful African country.
This classic level membership of three incredible wines every month will give you a taste of some of the most prominent flavors that South African wines are known for all over the world. Expand your palate each month as you engage your senses with these classic wines shipped monthly.
CONNOISSEUR WINE CLUB ™
The Lekker Lineup ™
Lekker is an Afrikaans word in South Africa meaning “pleasing” or “enjoyable”—or pretty much anything positive. If you walk the vibrant streets of Cape Town or Stellenbosch, where most of our wine is produced, you may hear an exuberant “lekker bru!” when asking “how are you?”.
This lineup of high-end fine wines immerses your palate in all the exciting and exotic flavors South Africa has to offer. You won’t be disappointed by adding these 4 unique wines to your artisan collection, shipped to your doorstep each quarter.
SOUTH AFRICAN SAMPLER WINE CLUB ™
The Ultimate Ubuntu ™
Ubuntu is a traditional word from the Zulu African culture meaning “humanity towards others”. Not only is the making of our fine South African wines possible through the employment of hardworking locals from each region, but we believe it is meant to be shared in community with others.
So dust off those wine glasses, set the dinner table, and invite some friends over to share from this incredible collection of 6 hand-picked South African wines, shipped to your doorstep each quarter.