Aristea Wines, Stellenbosch

A joint venture between Martin Krajewski, owner of Clos Cantenac (Saint-Emilion) and Chateau Seraphine (Pomerol), and Matthew Krone winemaker of the renowned Methode Cap Classique wine of the same name.

Black Elephant Vintners

We believe in truth, in seeing opportunities where others see challenges. To thrive where others fail. To push the boundaries of conformity in an industry that has long forgotten to have fun.

Haut Espoir, Franschhoek

A family run farm operated by ‘Quality Control Executive’ Rob Armstrong, a larger than life character whose always keen to show off his lekker wines. Just be sure to bring a strong constitution and a driver when you visit the farm!

Holden Manz, Franschhoek

Owned by Gerard Holden and Migo Manz, this farm has gone from strength to strength under their guidance alongside winemaker Thierry Haberer who trained under consultant Michel Rolland. Their efforts to produce small batches of W.O Franschhoek wines has not gone unnoticed.

Moreson Wine Farm, Franschhoek

Winemaker Clayton Reabow has been at the helm at Moreson since 2006 and his efforts were rewarded recently when he was named Diner’s Club Winemaker of the Year 2019, specifically for his 2017 vintage Mercator Chardonnay. Moreson are the champions of Franschhoek, extolling the virtues of their vineyards as legitimate producers of high quality fruit rather than simply factories for grapes sourced from neighbouring regions.

Natte Valleij, Paarl (and beyond)

Once upon a time Cinsault was considered to be little more than a bulking agent for cheap, mass produced Cabernet Sauvignon. That was until winemaker Alex Milner discovered its potential for producing single varietal red wines whilst working a harvest in Provence. The Cinsault Collective was born and boasts single plot, old vine expressions of the grape from Darling, Simonsberg-Paarl, Stellenbosch and the Swartland.

Stark-Condé

Stark-Condé were named in the ‘First Growth’ category of Tim Atkin’s special report on South Africa in 2019 whilst winemaker Rudger van Wyk was named Young Winemaker of the Year 2019. All in all they’re very much an estate on the rise and we’re very excited to welcome them to the Museum Wines portfolio.

Survivor, (the) Swartland

The Nguni cow adorning the label of Survivor inspired the name of the wine and encapsulated the spirit of the Swartland. Having leapt from a moving truck on its way to her final destination she wrenched freedom from the jaws of her demise and flourished, even going on to have several offspring. The wines are pretty tasty too.

The Garajeest, Elgin

Born in Zimbabwe and very nearly a professional ballet dancer, winemaker Callan Williams now expresses heart art form through grapes sourced from cool climate Elgin and hand crafted in rented cellar space in Somerset West.

Uva Mira, Stellenbosch

Christian Coetzee is part winemaker, part wizard. He evokes every last drop of elegance and finesse from his grapes, grown at up to 620 metres above sea level and back onto the Helderberg nature reserve. His efforts have been rewarded by all three of his Chardonnays scoring 95 points or above in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 (and taking three out of the seven gold medals awarded in the SA white section) whilst their Cabernet Franc vineyard was named the best in South Africa. Having tasted the new vintage of their flagship wine O.T.V, which is 65% Cab Franc, I can attest as to why… shades of Cheval Blanc, need I say more?