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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.

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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.

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Bodegas Vegalfaro

Andrés Valiente and his son Rodolfo formed Viñedos & Bodegas Vegalfaro in 1999. The name Vegalfaro comes from a combination of the word “vega,” meaning a lowland meadow or stretch of alluvial soil, with the historic name of their winery property, Casa Alfaro.

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Brookdale

Set in a fertile valley under a dramatic Paarl skyline, Brookdale Estate is tucked between the ancient granite mountains of the Klein Drakenstein and lush Paarl vineyards and farmlands. The historic estate has been lovingly restored by the Rudd family, with the Manor House rebuilt and the vineyards rejuvenated and replanted. Private and accessible only to guests staying on the estate, Brookdale has become a byword for exceptional luxury.

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Chateau Seraphine

Château Séraphine is the newest Pomerol estate on the block. Comprising a 2.2-hectare parcel of vines, purchased in 2017 by Martin Krajewski, it is a vision splendide albeit in a Lilliputian way. The property is run by Charlotte Krajewski, a 30s something Plumpton winemaking graduate with tons of winemaking experience at Château des Sours in the Entre Deux Mers, Elephant Hill and Trinity Hill in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

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Chateau Mauvesin-Barton

The Barton family, with unique expertise passed down through the generations over the last two centuries, share their passion and invite you to discover Château Mauvesin Barton and its wines.

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Christian Bellang & Fils

A family estate for several generations (the Meursault estate’s family tree goes back to 1789).

In 1974 Christian took over his parents’ estate, with vines mainly in Meursault, and some of his father-in-law’s vines in Savigny lès Beaune. His son, Christophe, joined him in 1995. Together they expanded the estate with plots in Meursault, Savigny lès Beaune, Chorey lès Beaune and Beaune. Today Christophe manages the estate, now totalling 9 hectares.

Clos Cantenac

Clos Cantenac is a small but seductive 6 hectares property made up of four main parcels of vines carefully planted on an exceptional “terroir” of deep gravels, sand and clay over broken limestone situated close to the prehistoric “Megalith ?de Pierrefitte”

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Colmant

Born in 1965 in the French speaking part of Belgium, Jean-Philippe (JP) Colmant grew up in a strong culture of wine and Champagne as most Belgians do. After studying business and engineering, he went on to successfully run his own company for 11 years.

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Domain Hippolyte-Reverdy

With a family heritage dating back to the 16th century in the commune of Verdigny, Michel welcomes you to the family Domaine.

Like his father Hippolyte REVERDY before him, Michel devotes all his time to his 14 hectares (11 planted with Sauvignon Blanc and 3 with Pinot Noir); he manages every aspect of the business from the production to the sales of his red, white and rosé wines.

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Domaine Saint Julien

This estate has been progressively built up over the past twenty years on land which used to be planted with vines last century. Its name is linked to the “Pech” (hill) over which most of the vineyard extends. On the site of a former parish which no longer exists, its church dedicated to St. Julien was sold as “national property” at the time of the Revolution.

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Famille Sumeire

The Sumeire family have several châteaux across the Montaigne Sainte-Victoire region (near Aix-en-Provence): Château Coussin, Château L’Afrique, and Château Maupage. Today, Olivier and his sister Sophie manage the different estates. They produce supple fruit forward reds and rosés crafted in a light style.

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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!

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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.

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Lanzerac

Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon. The grande dame is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historical town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of gardens shaded by giant Oak trees.

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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.

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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.

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Org de Rac

Org de Rac was one of the first wine farms in South Africa committed to 100% certified organic wine-farming. Today it is one of only 18 local wine producers certified for the making of wines from organically farmed grapes.

 

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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.

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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.

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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?