In February 1994, Jeremy visited his family in South Africa. His sister, Amanda was working as a wildlife film maker and had met Emma at Lloyd’s Camp. She knew that the camp was looking for a cook and had volunteered his services. He was interviewed by Emma, who recommended him for the job.
During the seven inspirational years, working with Charles Back at Fairview, Jeremy self-funded his post grad degree in wine business at Adelaide University. Emma pursued her photography and the family expanded.
Now making wine of their own since 2005 they just haven’t had the time to look back!
These guys are keen conservationists and work with organisations such as TUSK, and the Endangered Wildlife Trust with a percentage of the takings on the wines going to such causes.
Grenache and Carignan grapes were harvested on Welgegund farm on western facing slopes above Wellington and the Syrah from two different vineyards in the Swartland. Carignan vines are over 45 years old and are registered heritage vines. None of these vineyards are irrigated.
The wine was fermented with natural vineyard yeast strains and aged in 300 litres French oak barrels for 20 months with Syrah in new barrels.
Limited release with unique artwork on each vintage, this wine will age for up to 10 years. A rich generous wine which combines charm with power, red berry and spice with a long satisfying finish.
Pair with warming hearty autumnal dishes such as game pies, beef (or veggie) Wellington, osso bucco, braised lamb shanks or traditional South African lamb and tomato bredie